Making Marks Workshop: Why Digital Matters

21 July '20 at 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Are you an early-career artist looking to take your work to the next level? Understanding how to create a professional and personal online presence is essential, now more so than ever. Join artist and educator Hydar Dewachi in a workshop dedicated to disseminating your work online like a pro, through websites, mailing lists, and social media. The session will conclude with a Q&A where you can ask the presenter for advice on taking your own projects online. 


Come with: an idea for a project that you want to present online. 

Think about: for your practice, what does digital manifestation mean/look like? 


Workshop outcome: you’ll leave with a good understanding of why a digital presence is crucial for early-career artists, be inspired by the ways other artists include digital dissemination as part of their practice, and learn where to begin when wanting to digitally showcase your work and the process/journey. 

This workshop is part of the Arab British Centre’s Making Marks programme, in partnership with the British Council, which focuses on creative exchange between artists aged 18-30 in the UK and the Arab world.

About the Workshop Leader

Hydar Dewachi is a photographer, filmmaker, designer and IT engineer. His art practice fuses imagery, design and technology, often in a documentary, semiautobiographical context.

Over the past 15 years, Hydar has developed a career working in the fields of creativity and technology. His commissioned work has ranged from photography, documentary films, web and print design, online content curation, digital and technical consultations. His experience spans working with individuals and across a diverse spectrum of sectors including creative industries, charities, education, arts and performance.

He has given a number of lectures and workshops for artists and MAFA students in the UK: University of Westminster, Goldsmith; and internationally: Sharjah Art Foundation, Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), and University of Agder (Norway).


Further information

The capacity of this workshop is up to 100 people on Zoom. The session will also be recorded and hosted on the Arab British Centre website and Youtube channel at a later date.

Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link in your inbox. On the day of the event, click the link to join the Zoom event.

Thinking of attending? We recommend also signing up to our workshop in Digital Art Law: What you should know when posting your work online 

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Arab British Centre