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27 May | AltMFA residency talk + workshop @ Guest Projects

24 May

Join us 2-4.30pm | Monday 27th May @ Guest Projects

(Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Road E8 4QL London, UK)

💥 TALK + WORKSHOP during our AltMFA residency at Guest Projects

Join artists Anna-Maria Amato; Debora Mo and Sylvia Morgado on an open discussion on arts and well-being

Followed by a fun collaborative workshop!

Making art can enhance cognitive abilities and memory; can aid symptoms of depression and anxiety and it’s been prescribed for better well being. Learn how art can help us achieve the 5 ways to well being.

FOLLOWED BY a fun collaborative arts workshop!

Book here:

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AltMFA residency @ Guest Projects

24 May

So happy that today we open our @Alt_MFA residency at Guest Projects, (generous) artist Yinka Shonibare’s studio space!

💥 Join us at one of the events below:

2.-4.30pm 27 May | Talk: arts & well-being + workshop (With @symorgado, @anna_maria_amato26 & 5-9pm 27 May | Dinner **

6-9pm 30 May | Exhibition Opening

** Bring a dish or contribution!

Email so we can know you’re coming

Address: Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Road E8 4QL London

‘an abrupt sound made by closing the mouth then releasing a burst of breath’

AltMFA embark on their annual Guest Projects residency, turning the room into a working studio and project space for a week. With a processual approach, the group will create multiple ways in which notions of time impact on the construction and deconstruction of objects, languages and embodied relations around the title of the show ‘Plosives’.

Plosives, Definition: A plosive consonant is an abrupt sound made by closing the mouth then releasing a burst of breath. The plosive consonants in English are B, P, T and D; their effect, especially when used repeatedly is to create a verbal reflection of events, items or emotions which have a harsh feel, for example anger, a car crash or a gun. They are effective when used in poetry due to the increased intensity of focused language.

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Interativos workshop 2019

2 Jan

INTERATIVOS 2019 | Programme

(For more info & RSVP, please visit:

–       During this term we’ll focus on women artists, then we go on to colour and from August until the end of the year we’ll be welcoming special guest collaborators.

–       At Interativos we start the workshop talking about an artist/ artist movement & reading poems to engage on nice conversations and to get inspired to do the creative work. Please don’t expect a lecture! It’s all very informal and in a friendly environment.

–       We propose an activity, but we also like the idea of a free space, so feel free to work on your own ideas or to bring something you’re already working on.

–  Structure of the workshops:  Artist > Art Movement >Poetry > Activities


FEBRUARY Hannah Hoch, Will Ashford and William Kentridge

Theme: Art and Language
Activity:  Collage, stitching and/or painting on old book pages

MARCH Mira Schendel, Rachel Whiteread
Theme: Taking inspiration from architecture and sculpture to play with geometry and shapes

Activity: Collage and acrylic painting

APRIL Yoko Ono

Theme: Instruction Paintings
Activity: We’ll write instructions paintings to share with each other and make drawings/ paintings based on that. It will be very playful!

MAY Joseph Cornell, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg and Kurt Schwitters

Theme: Assemblage art
Activities: We’ll make assemblage boxes and cover them boxes with collage, acrylic painting or texture. Please bring a small box (shoe size is ideal) and any objects or images which you would like to stick inside or collage into your box.

JUNE Vivian Springford
Theme: Nature and colour
Activities: Abstract watercolour ink & mini books

JULY Michael Rakowitz
Activities: Poetry workshop followed by external tour

We’ll meet at the Create Place in the morning to then head to the Whitechapel Gallery at 12pm to a creative tour of the exhibition.

AUGUST Guest artist: Christopher Collier

Theme: Art and Alchemy & Magical Modernism
Activity: Making symbols w/ watercolour

SEPTEMBER Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long

Theme: Nature and Arts
Activities: Drawing flowers with watercolour

OCTOBER Sylvia Morgado

Fun Palace Family Day at the St Margaret’s House

Theme: What you wish for your community
Activities: Colourful collage and painting

PLEASE NOTE: this workshop will exceptionally start at 12pm and will be held at the HALL of the St Margaret’s House. Entrance through the Gallery Cafe (21 Old Ford Rd, E2 9PL) – Just a few doors down from the Create Place.

NOVEMBER Guest artist: Clara Dias

Theme: Painting through collage
Activities: Collage in paper & fabric

DECEMBER  Guest artist: Aurelie Freoua
Theme: Music and painting
Activities: Playing with contrasts in acrylic painting


20 Sep

We’d love to welcome you there!

11:30-12:30 Saturday 22nd Sept | REPRESENTATIVES artists & curator ‘s talk @ Latner Room, St Peter’s College. New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DL.

REPRESENTATIVES is a group show with Brazilian women visual artists based in London that dialogue with the conference “Women in Transition: Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries”, organized by the Kings College, that aims to discuss gender representation, focused in feminine artists, visual arts, migration and multiculturalism.
Curated by Clara Rocha. Artists: Laís Pontes, Marcia Thompson, Maysa Stolz, Pauline Batista, Rubiane Maia, Sylvia Morgado, Tete de Alencar e Vanessa da Silva.

More info



14th Sept 17 Preview of “In Between” 

12 Sep

Favela Arts – Made in Brasil Boteco is launching its new exhibition space with the solo show “Sylvia Morgado – In Between”, opening this Thursday 14th of September (48 Chalk Farm Road NW1 8AJ).

The project is curated by Clara Rocha, who will run a couple of workshops in September. Check the invite below for more info.

We’d love to see you there!

Sat 7th Jan 17 INTERATIVOS creative workshop & exchange 

6 Jan

Happy 2017 to us all!!!

Kick of the year letting your creativity flow at INTERATIVOS creative workshop and exchange‬.

Among the proposed activities, this Saturday we’ll do a collective drawing and  we’ll also work on old book pages.

‪7th Jan (11:00-15:00) @ The Create Place E2 9PJ ‬             FREE drop-in sessions

Troca-Troca Preview at the Stash Gallery

17 Dec

Obrigada! Thanks to everyone who attended our show. It was a delight to share the space with poet and artist Alice Hshieh. I hope you all enjoyed it!

We had a great time welcoming everyone and we hope to see you again soon!

For more pictures, please access:


Artists Sylvia Morgado (L) and Alice Hsieh


Sylvia Morgado with gallerist Sophie Parkins and DJ Amarall


“23 seconds”, by Sylvia Morgado
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Guests participation. “NO Regrets”(L) and “If I can’t remember it wasn’t me”

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“Stir me up” (L) and “Don’t forget who you are”

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Alice Hsieh’s video poems & books

“Troca-Troca” exhibition & party on Friday 16th Dec 

1 Dec

After an amazing Sunday exchanging ideas, books and making new art and friends, the next stop is… Troca-Troca exhibition, on Friday 16th of  Dec, from 5pm-until late, at The Stash Gallery at Vout-o-Reenees.

And again you’re very welcome to join us!

This exhibition is the result of a rich and inspiring exchange with fellow artist and poet Alice Hsieh.

We have met during a book club in early 2015 and since then we have been exchanging ideas about poetry and art, and giving each other feedback.

During this period, Alice wrote a series of poems, published in a bilingual (English-Portuguese) format, which have been developed into video and Spoken Word performances, while I have been working on a series of texts and interactive art installations, some of them already known to some of you.

We look forward to having you with us to celebrate our passion for books, words and poetry!

5pm – 8pm Preview & book launch
8pm Performance. Voice & berimbau duet: Alice Hsieh with capoeira master Pequeno Mestre
8pm – until late Party

The Stash Gallery at Vout-o-Reenees
The Crypt, 30 Prescot Steet
London E1 8BB
+44 7753702910

EXHIBITION opens until 23r of Dec by appointment only

Alice Hsieh

Sylvia Morgado

a special thank you to all INTERATIVOS participants!

27 Nov

Thanks to everyone who joined INTERATIVOS creative workshop and exchange and to The Create Place at St Margaret’s House for hosting us. I had a blast!
Interesting chats, new friends and collaborations. What a pleasant time with lovely people, nice snacks and lots of cups of tea. Below, a few shots of the day and some of our creations.

If you want to come back or if you missed it, add the new dates to your diary: in 2017 we’ll be at The Create Place (29 Old Ford Road E2) every first Saturday of the month, from 11:00-15:00, starting on the 7th of January.

Hoping to see you there for the next INTERATIVOS and another inspiring day!

Good news: INTERATIVOS is back!

17 Nov

INTERATIVOS creative workshop &  exchange 

A space to create, to think & chat.

Come and join me and fellow artists on Sunday 27th of November for a day to let the imagination flow… Be the artist!

Inspired by the interactive residency I did during Hack the Barbican event, the project returns to life with a new shape.  The same Interativos, but now as a creative workshop accessible to all…

Let’s together make collaborations, exchange ideas, music & poems while having some nice tea.

Looking forward to a enjoyable-fun time with visitors-participants at the lovely Create Place!

“A playground for adults and children of all ages.”

INTERATIVOS, collaborative creative workshop & exchange
FREE drop-in Workshop
Sunday 27th November (11:00 – 15:00) @ The Create Place
29 Old Ford Road, London, E2 9PJ 

(near the V&A Museum of Childhood/ Bethnal Green station)

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