‘Don’t Worry I’m Sick and Poor’ (DWISAP) is a lecture series created by artists and facilitators Ellie Harman-Taylor (Whinegums) and Ashleigh Williams (Babeworld) as an essential alternative within art education. Babeworld invites artists to give lectures based on their experiences of the art world – whether that’s in the form of a love letter to your nan, the complexities of pricing up meal deals at Tesco during your degree, or your aversion to eggs. Participants attend these lectures to discover how to finesse the system – from one marginalised person to another.
'Don't Worry I'm Sick and Poor' initially hosted at Royal College of Art (2019-2020), has hosted 10 lectures at RCA, 3 lectures commissioned by Institute of Contmporary Art 2021, alongside single events commissioned for East Street Arts and Motion Sickness in 2021. You can check out a showreel from ICA below.