What a momentous year it has been for October Gallery. Earlier in the year, October Gallery marked 40 years of existing as a space that fosters growth and spotlights artists that go on to be giants (or already are) in the art industry. In celebration of their 40th, the gallery showcased an exhibition titled: Dream … Continue reading “We Have Come A Long Way” – Ablade Glover
There are some seriously exciting exhibitions happening in London currently! Many first showings in the UK from established Black artists. This post is merely a pointer towards a few I think you should check out. Frank Bowling - Tate Britain British Guyanese artist, Frank Bowling, explores and experiments immensely with what paint is able to produce. … Continue reading #MustSeeLondon – Current Exhibitions 2019
Thursday the 11th of April saw the private viewing of Ruth Sutoyé's first solo exhibition titled Bald Black Girls. Curated by Sutoyé and Aliyah Hasinah, Bald Black Girls explores Black women's relationship with hair, the construction of femininity and masculinity in relation to hair, as well as sexuality that is imposed on their being as … Continue reading Bald Black Girls: I Am Not My Hair
Starting out as an initiative for me to meet more black women interested in the arts, Black Girl Meetup (henceforth BGM) is slowly growing into a communal gathering. On the 10th of January, we had our official 2nd organised meetup to see the wondrous work of Phoebe Boswell's The Space Between Things at Autograph ABP and it … Continue reading Black Girl Meetup: Phoebe Boswell
Almost a week ago, I planned a MeetUp (via the app and various other social media outlets) for Black women who wanted to check out a free exhibition. We met to view Njideka Akunliyi Crosby's The Beautyful Ones work that was - and still is till the 3rd of February - on display at the National … Continue reading Black Girls Meetup: Njideka Akunliyi Crosby
The art world, as is the case with anything in this life of patriarchy, is dominated by men. If we begin to dissect further by introducing race and all other forms of structural oppression, we will find very little diversity. But this post isn't about shedding light on the whiteness, maleness and all round boring-ness … Continue reading 5 Women Artists You Should Know.