About this Event
*Doors open at 7pm*What you'll do
Join ESEA Life Drawing for their 1 year anniversary of hosting classes, returning to the birthplace of Peckham Levels. We have artist Pei-Chi Lee returning with us, together with artist and aerialist Jenny Chiu who will be making their debut as a life model.
This event is part of ESEA (East and South-East Asian) Heritage Month, which is a month-long programme of exciting events organised by Besea.n, championing ESEA creatives.
This relaxed, untutored workshop is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.
**Note: This event is open to all backgrounds, and not restricted to ESEA demographic.**
Theme: "The Roles We Play"
We're excited to have artist Pei-Chi Lee return with a new body of work - themed "The Roles We Play"
Immerse yourself in a sea of paper costumes of various designs created by Pei-Chi, symbolising the multifaceted roles we take on in society, particularly ESEA who may have blended to fit in. There will be oversized, theatrical poses, as we celebrate our uniqueness, and find joy in resistance.
Our model Jenny will be nestled in paper costumes and cutouts, styled by Pei-Chi.
What to bring
Paper and materials will be provided, though please bring your own if there are specific mediums you prefer.
About our collaborator
Pei-Chi Lee a Taiwan-born, UK-based multidisciplinary artist who explores how culture and daily infrastructure shapes human behaviour. Focusing on the relationship between play and well-being - through textiles, drawing, sculpture and installations - she hopes to champion new ways of thinking, and challenge everyday experiences from multiple perspectives.
Lee received an MA in Textiles from the Royal College of Art, London in 2019. Her work has since been exhibited nationally and internationally, recent selected exhibitions include London Craft Week (2022), Matadero MediaLab, Spain (2022), SESAM Poliklinika, Ukraine (2021), Museum of Fiber Art, Taiwan (2020), and TIFA Working Studios, India (2019). Lee takes part in a number of ongoing collaborations including with the artist duo LEAP THEN LOOK on the PLAY INTERACT EXPLORE project, which will result in a participatory installation at Towner Gallery Eastbourne in March 2023.
About your modelJenny Chiu:
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jenny Chiu is a fervid aerialist, tattoo enthusiast and ESEA Life Drawing devotee. They deeply value life drawing as a meditative practice that can help anyone and everyone unlatch their creative potential.
About ESEA life drawing
ESEA Life Drawing is a life drawing class that champions ESEA (East and South-East Asian) representation in body expression. Working with collaborators and life models of ESEA background, the goal is to provide a creative space where artists feel seen and heard. We hope to provide a fresh take on what life drawing can be, where artists can nurture their creativity with others, and socialise within an informal environment.
About the venue
This event will be held at Peckham Levels. It is a hub spanning seven floors with over 100 local and independent businesses, supporting creatives of all industries.
Peckham Levels is home to magazine and jewellery designers, coding academics, social enterpreneurs, screenprinters, ceramicists, foods and drink traders.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Peckham Levels, Level 5, London, United Kingdom