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3 February 2024 - 3 February 2024

2:00PM - 4:00PM

5 The College Durham, DH1 3EL


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Join MEDUSA for a free workshop exploring the theme of paradise in Durham University’s art collection!

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Workshopping the Art Collection: Seeking Paradise with MEDUSA

Participants will have the chance to engage with artworks usually in storage, and delve into conversation about their contexts and ideas.


We’ll be considering what paradise looks like for these artists and the stories they tell, questioning if paradise can only ever exist within the artistic imagination, and how the lens of our personal experiences can be used to shape our own kinds of paradise.


There’s no need to prepare anything in advance - just come ready to discuss, discover and be inspired.


Part of Durham University’s Student Art Prize, supporting students to develop their creative practice before the mid-February deadline.



Led by Durham graduates, Emily Elloway Walters and Eden Szymura, MEDUSA is a London-based arts collective catalysing conversation on feminism and connection as a means to practise radical care. Striving to reimagine through writing, curation and participatory practices, the pair critically examine culture surrounding the female experience.


Due to the historic nature of 5 the College the building is not accessible as we would like it to be. There are a number of steps at the front of the building leading to a large wooden door, another flight of stairs leads to the research room. T o find out more about accessibility at 5 the College you can visit the webpage below:

Please do get in touch if you have any requirements or need any assistance.

To accompany the Student Art Prize 2023/24 we are running an Art Prize Art School between November 2023 and February 2024. Offering a free programme of talks, workshops and resources to further investigate the prizes theme of PARADISE. The Art Prize Art School is open to all, you don't need to be a student to get involved in our talks and workshops!

Find out more about Durham University’s Student Art Prize.