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Windrush Celebration BCA – Alongside Matron Bell

12 August 2020

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 …


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 …

Personal, Research

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 …


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 …


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 …


The World is a Handkerchief – New York show

I am also pleased to share that The World is a Handkerchief show, which includes my work ‘The Dutchpot’ (2019), is travelling to New York and will be presented in the 20 I 20 Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, from 16th till 22nd of March, coinciding with The Immigrant Artist Biennial. The show, an …


Feminist Art Fest

For those of you that are in Toronto I will be showing a selection of ‘Some Coloured Girls‘ (2017), cyanotype prints, as part of the Feminist Art Fest. The exhibition is at the OCADU (the Ontario College of Art and Design University), 5th till 14th of March. The festival curatorial focus is Narrative Healing, which …

Commissions, Shows

Black Cultural Archives Commission

I am excited to share that Stories of Black Leadership show is opening in the Black Cultural Archives on 29th February and continues till 6th of June. In the summer of this year, the Black Cultural Archives commissioned me to create portraits of five prominent Black British women. This continues the archives initiative ‘Stories of …


Royal Albert Memorial Museum Commission

I am delighted to have been commissioned by Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter to develop and produce new work in response to the less familiar stories associated with their collection. It is a tremendous opportunity to give voice to those perspectives that have previously been overlooked. My aim is to spend time observing and …


Redeye Talk

In 1999 I was invited to speak about my work at Redeye in Manchester. The city has a special place in my heart as it is where I did my undergraduate degree and stayed during my first job at staffs Polytechnic in Stoke-on-Trent. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since, but it has! Paul Herriman the …