Henna Party with Pansee Atta

November 19, 2020

4:00 pm

Learn how to mix and apply henna in this free participatory workshop with artist Pansee Atta.

Pansee Atta’s sculpture in To Be Continued explores the unstated queerness inherent in henna practice. Although henna has been practiced for over 5000 years, its archives are difficult to record and hold because it is an ephemeral ever-changing form documented through bodily transactions.

Join us for a free participatory workshop that includes a talk by Atta on the history and historical context of henna and mehndi body-art practices, a guided demonstration on preparing and applying it, and an audience Q&A.

We’ll convene on Zoom; you can register here.

Attendees of all genders and experience levels are welcome! Atta especially encourages LGBTQ IBPOC to attend.

The first 20 attendees to register online will receive a kit with all the necessary tools and materials. Otherwise, a materials list will be provided in advance for all attendees.

Henna Party with Pansee Atta is presented as part of Stonecroft Symposium: To Be Continued.


Pansee Atta is an Egyptian-Canadian artist, curator, researcher and activist living and working on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabe nation in Ottawa. Using a variety of new and traditional media, her work examines themes of representation, migration, archives, decolonization and political struggle.


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To Be Continued: Troubling the Queer Archive

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