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
It's over a year since I luckily met Phoebe Boswell at her solo show with Tiwani Contemporary. For Every Real Word Spoken was my introduction to her brilliance and it was a beautifully interactive body of work that celebrated womanhood in all it's naked glory. This is a theme that Boswell continues with in her latest exhibition … Continue reading Baring Oneself: Nudity, History and Health – 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
I've been waiting for an exhibition that would sucker-punch me upon entry this year. An exhibition that would stir a whirlwind of emotions at each turn and, yesterday, I found it. For reasons unknown I had been putting off visiting the Autograph ABP, where Omar Victor Diop's exhibition is up, for a little while; I … Continue reading Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora!
Another month, another artist for you to check out. This time, F3mininja brings an outstanding woman photographer by the name of Stephanie Nnamani or, as she is known by her moniker, Teff Theory. I reached out to Nnamani to see if she would be happy to answer a few questions of mine, as I did … Continue reading August: Artist Of The Month – Teff Theory
Maybe it was reading a raft of articles discussing the ongoing dehumanising of the children of British colonialism and imperialism via government policy over decades culminating in the Windrush Scandal. Maybe it was listening to various podcasts discussing inter-generational trauma and the inheritance of a collective shame. Maybe it was seeing years of a lived … Continue reading Bush Theatre’s ‘Leave Taking’: Review.