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Sat, 12 Mar


KLOé Hotel, Yoga Room

After the Rain: From Photographic Meditation to Sustainability Action. A talk by Zarina Holmes

Discover how London-based photographer Zarina Holmes transformed her photography meditation project, After the Rain, into a sustainability initiative at GLUE Studio. The talk will highlight how she constructed the narrative via a self-published magazine.

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After the Rain: From Photographic Meditation to Sustainability Action. A talk by Zarina Holmes
After the Rain: From Photographic Meditation to Sustainability Action. A talk by Zarina Holmes

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12 Mar 2022, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT+8

KLOé Hotel, Yoga Room, 227, Jln Bukit Bintang, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Talk Content

During the 2021 pandemic lockdown, Zarina discovered two important things – she was a gifted amateur gardener and a prolific accumulator of rubbish from her home shopping activities.

Two years earlier at the HF Arts Festival in London, she presented her photography project, After the Rain, which discussed recycling waste export issues and its impact on her seaside home in Lumut and Pangkor Island. She thought we had made great progress towards sustainability, until the Covid19 pandemic hit.

She was forced to turn the lens onto her shrunken life in London during the travel restriction period. Between contemplations, Zarina planted and harvested homegrown flowers throughout spring and summer. Then she photographed them in upcycled bottles against packaging wastes, acknowledging the fact that she was both the creator and destroyer of her own environment.

This talk will highlight:

• How her photography observations compelled her to take action by using her design skills to explore sustainable solutions and 'close the loop' by applying reusable philosophy and using print-on-demand services.

• How Zarina constructed a story narrative in the form of self-published magazines to add value to her work, which led to collaborations with her local London council  and with like-minded organisations.

There will be an opportunity for a Q&A after the presentation.

About Zarina Holmes

Zarina Holmes is Creative Director and Founder of GLUE Studio, an award-winning creative agency based in London, United Kingdom. She is also a photographer and educator, who had created photography programmes for organisations such as City Academy UK, Apricity London, The British Council and Warna Workshops. Her photography assignments covered fashion weeks in the UK and Uzbekistan, fashion e-commerce, travel publications and in the corporate sector. 

Zarina graduated with an MA in Design from Middlesex University, London and BA in Graphic Design from UiTM, Shah Alam. Her photography fieldwork, After the Rain, is based between her riverside home in London and seaside home near Pangkor Island. The project informs her sustainable design effort at GLUE Studio.

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