Object Exchange

Ania Bas

A magazine by young people from London
26 October 2015

Object Exchange was commissioned by Art on the Underground in collaboration with Black Cultural Archives and William Morris Gallery.

Led by artist Ania Bas young people, aged 16–22, went behind the scenes at Black Cultural Archives in Brixton and William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow to learn about each museum’s collections. Workshops in traditional and contemporary printing techniques alongside meetings with professional practitioners from graphic design and journalism, led to the creation of a magazine ‘Object Exchange: More Than A Copy’.

Inspired by the newspapers and magazines handed out to Tube customers every day ‘Object Exchange: More Than A Copy’ launched on Saturday 2 April 2016 simultaneously at Brixton and Walthamstow Underground stations. Following its launch the magazines are currently being exhibited in each museum throughout April 2016, offering visitors the opportunity to pick up a free copy of the magazine while exploring the collections that inspired its making.


  • It was great to meet creative people, work collaboratively on a newspaper, have fun and learn new skills.

    Object Exchange Participant

  • Participating in this project has been great for my portfolio. It has given me first hand experience in the art and design industry, of exploring archives and learning printing techniques.

    Object Exchange Participant

  • Object Exchange taught me you should never give up on your work.

    Object Exchange Participant


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