Very pleased to have my work displayed at The Paxton Centre gallery for the month of February. This is a wonderful space to enjoy and learn art skills
This was a collaborative exhibition which took themes within Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s The Finding Fanon Trilogy, a multi-layered exploration of race, identity and globalisation, as a starting point for n enquiry into subjectivity and art’s potential to offer new ways of being and becoming.
For this the medium I worked with was linocut and pencil.
This was a collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry and various artists to look at our capacity to cope with adversity and be strengthened by it. It explored the human understanding of resilience, its relationship to the imagination and to artistic practice.
As someone who has lived in different continents I was asked how I bounced back where my culture contrasted with the host country/place. I chose to create an African tunic with a chameleon on the front to state my trueness to being an African but also my need to understand the nature of where I was and my need to adapt to new cultures.
Inspirational networking event bringing together those who have reached a level of success in their desired fields to inspire others trying to reach their goals
Exhibition: ‘Sierra Leone Beyond Ebola’.
Exhibition using mainly linocuts with some textile appliques charting the story of Ebola. This exhibition was held in the year that Sierra Leone celebrated her 55th Independence. In her lifetime this little country has stood firm against the many tides of joy and sorrow which have crashed her shores with Ebola being the most devastating of her recent past.
I wanted to celebrate her recovery, her healing, to show how one country can fight back from adversity, which also reflects the struggles we all face in ourselves.
I lead a lino printing workshop as part of the IN/DI/VISIBLE exhibition.
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#emmanueldesigns #african #art #contemporary #textile #sierraleone #london #craft #wallhanging #wallart #art #applique #africanart #sierraleone #brixton #internationalwomensday #africaninspired #diaspora #print #pencilart #greetingcards #linocut #mask #fanon #workshop Linoprint demo part 3. Please enjoy my quick demonstration in how to produce your own linocut cut print. What a lovely session today showing my skills in my linocut workshop creating mask images. What lovely, talented and gifted people who made this a SOLD OUT session. You had me amazed by your talent and made this easy. Thank you to the @bethlemgallery for giving me this opportunity and to @bethhopkinsart for your support during the session. Cannot wait for the next one
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