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artist-in-residence

Pleased to announce and looking forward to upcoming Artist in Residency position that will begin in February 2019. A very special thank you goes out to Grand Union and Bruntwood for this upcoming opportunity. This is what Bruntwood have to say: “Two Birmingham artists, chosen as the first recipients of free studio space for a […]

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

3rd December 2018 The feeling of admiration and joy at hearing Michelle Obama talk candidly of her time as the first black first lady filled the royal festival hall with so much positive vibration that all the musical genres predating reggae, with reggae as chair, simultaneously got together and popped in accordance to what was […]

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The Invisible Hand

Fig 1 – The Invisible Hand “The Invisible Hand” is an art object created out of the 2nd phase of Birmingham School of Art’s Swop Shop Programme. SWOP SHOP will pop up in Selfridges Birmingham between 21st – 30th September 2018, as part of Birmingham’s Live and Loud. I have been working in collaboration with […]

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50/50

03 August – 23rd August ITSBIGANDITSRACINGTOWARDSYOUW106RPARTISTIC Group Show. To help develop the artistic abilities, communication and social skills of artists that need any additional #support. Crows Nest Gallery, London, W10 6RP www.artistic-uk.org  

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All The Produce Of The Land

Having completed and passed the first year of my BA (Hons) Black Studies at Birmingham City University, I welcome the summer holidays. As a consequence of the black studies course material and a collaboration with Luke Sewell, our art object All The Produce of The Land will be on show for Tate Liverpool Swop Shop exchange […]

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Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind by Joyce Treasure is a nod to the epic civil war film set in Atlanta Georgia, Gone With The Wind, starring Vivien Leigh and Clarke Gable. Given the civil war setting of the movie, there are few roles or scenes that depict the authentic struggles of black people in the south. […]

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Travel

I created this untitled mixed media piece that reflected women I had been reading about. The women that had the courage to speak out against injustice in the face of falling out of the system and the social boundaries placed on them. I wrote a poem to accompany the art piece. In a way, it […]

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Seville Great House

Washington, Vinell and Bill are in the yard working. The pigs are being fed. A routine that begins predawn as the cocks crow, signalling 24 hrs. When I wake up to greet them a couple of hours later, it’s 7 am. I ask my brother in laws, where is Seville Great House? I want to […]

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Wicked White Witch of Rose Hall

Rose Hall Facts get swallowed up and regurgitated for what purpose? How do we measure an understanding so that we may operate from a point of truth? And when there is a fabrication for the purpose of poetic licence is it the duty of the author to make it clear that the entertainment is fictional? […]

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Selected Artists from Public Vote 2016 show

THE LOVELY GALLERY 140 Sydenham Road, SE26 You are warmly invited to The Lovely Gallery’s Selected Artists from Public Vote 2016 show. Open 24th Feb – 5th March This work depicts an image of Elizabeth Fry being replaced by Winston Churchill. I am interested in the theory of how colonialism rests at the core of inequalities due to the […]

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