The Tailor

Judy Price

The Tailor is one of a number of small works touching on the diversity of communities and small handcrafted industries in the Archway locality. Sounds, gestures, surfaces and a voiceover reveal the violence imposed on this Kurdish tailor’s community in the Halabja chemical attack - a genocide massacre that took place on March 16, 1988, during the closing days of the Iran–Iraq War in the Kurdish city of Halabja in Southern Kurdistan.’ Judy Price, 2014

Judy Price was a Cocheme Fellow at at Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins in 2009/10.

As part of her fellowship Judy curated Palestine Now, a screening of moving images works by artists from Palestine, which included films by Khaled Hourani, Jumana Emil Abboud, Jawad Al-Malhi, Khaled Jarrar. She also initiated an exchange programme (over two years) between Byam Shaw School of Art/Central Saint Martins and the International Academy of Arts, Palestine, where she teaches as a visiting lecturer.