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Photo of the artist Valerie Ebuwa. The artist, a nude, black woman, seen from waist up. She is reaching with both arms, one in front of her, covering her face, the other is behind her.

Valerie Ebuwa: ValUE. Credit: Stefania Silvestre

Material Archive: In conversation with ValUE Fri 9 Sep 2022, 6.30pm - 10pm

The exhibition launch for Valerie Ebuwa’s Material Archive, ValUE.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of ValUE. This Material Archive will be installed throughout the studios, so make sure you give yourself time to explore each area. 

At 7.15pm, artist Valerie Ebuwa will give a talk, chaired by Ama Rouge with BSL interpretation by Jacqui Beckford. This is not a Q&A but rather a discussion around the creation of the project. Afterwards, a DJ will be set up in the space so that the celebration can truly get underway! 

Written and audio accompaniment (via smartphone) will be available to viewers, who are invited to choreograph their own path through the exhibit. 

Food and drinks will be available to purchase from a bar and a food vendor in our courtyard, as well as exclusive ValUE merchandise. 

Friday 9 September, 6.30pm – 10pm

At the studios

Free to attend

Book your place

Contains nudity

BSL interpreted

Accompanied by an audio description and guide

About the Artists

Valerie Ebuwa

Valerie Ebuwa is a dance artist, activist, writer and model from London. Amongst others she’s recently worked with; Clod Ensemble and Jamie xx. As a maker, she has choreographed and curated ValUE, a multi-layered project created in order to offer multiple perspectives on the black female image. Her writing has been featured in The Stage Magazine and is a regular contributor to I am Hip Hop magazine. Her work has been featured in Crack Magazine.


Access and Amenities at SDS

Siobhan Davies Studios is mostly accessible to wheelchair users, with lifts to all floors. There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance. Blue Badge parking is also available nearby on West Square and Garden Row (for a full map visit the Southwark Council website). Our main door is not power assisted.

Amenities include: 

  • Changing facilities* 
  • Communal showers* 
  • Lockers
  • Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets 
  • Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, and microwave (not fully accessible) 

* Our changing facilities and showers are not fully accessible. Our closest publicly available and fully accessible changing facility is at The Castle Centre, a leisure centre 0.3 miles away from the studios. You can find full details of their features here.