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Ouma Griet Seekoei

12 August 2020

I would like to honor the life of Ouma Griet Seekoei, who passed away in Upington, South Africa on 27th of May 2020. She and her younger sister Katrina Esau were among the last speakers of the endangered language N|uu, the focus of my long-term project in South Africa. I photographed them both when I …

Shows

Unfinished business

This exhibiton opening later in 2020, explores the complex history of women’s rights and feminist activism in the UK through text, fashion, art and testimony. It will include work reflecting on self -representation by artists including Khadija Saye, Jo Spence and myself.

Commissions

Autograph commission

Autograph has commissioned ten artists to create new works in the coming months, responding to the wider context of the Covid-19 crisis. As one of the ten artists selected for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other, I decided to focus on the development of structures and creation of a new routine geared …

Publication

Squaring the circles

This beautiful book edited by Zelda Cheatle / Michael Pritchard and published by Royal Photographic Society has now been printed. Introducing the notion of Neo-Pictorialism, featuring eight photographers including myself, the publication accompanies the exhibition at the RPS, which has been rescheduled to a later date this year.

Commissions

Invisible Breath

I have been invited to participate in a new public art commission ‘Breath Invisible’, featuring Khadija Saye, who tragically died in the Grenfell fire, Martin Ware (in collaboration with Zachary Eastwood – Bloom) and myself. My contribution includes working with young people at the Harrow Club, exploring cameraless photography, diasporic plant histories and the essential …

Commissions

Windrush Celebration BCA – Alongside Matron Bell

As part of the Black Cultural Archives annual Windrush programming, and to launch their new opportunity for young creatives (Windrush Waves Competition), I gave an online presentation of my work. This is now available to view. Inspired by the programme and in the light of current events in the UK I decided to make a …

Publication

Arts Foundation -Instagram Takeover 9-14 June 2020

10 June 2020

  As part of the  Arts Foundation’s  Fellows Instagram takeover, I will be discussing my work  ‘Breaking Barriers’  which was created and exhibited at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, London.  This work documents  powerful and influential black women in the UK today. I will be using my takeover to reflect On this in the light …

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South Africa

17 February 2020

At the end of March I return to South Africa as a Visiting Artist / Academic in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. I will be working with a group of students for the rest of the semester and will also take the opportunity to reconnect with the Market …

Commissions

Exeter trip

The commission in Exeter is moving forward, following a very successful and inspiring visit to the Ark in February. I spent the better part of the week with Lara Goodband and Tony Eccles looking at objects relating to Exeter and the RAMM‘s connection to the transatlantic trade – with some very surprising discoveries… I will …

Shows

Show at Royal Photographic Society – Bristol

I am part of the Squaring the Circles of Confusion show, at the Royal Photographic Society in Bristol. This exhibition, curated by Zelda Cheatle, celebrates the work of artists who each bring a pictorialist approach, through aesthetics or process to their contemporary work. I will be showing prints from Lost Histories (1997), Handbags (2003) and …