I will be exhibiting at the Bargehouse, (a listed building behind the iconic Oxo Towers building on the banks of the Thames), during September as part of the London Design Festival. I'm really excited to have been selected to exhibit in this show. It is titled - "Untold Gold", and is a celebration of black creative talent and the last of three annual exhibitions organised by the African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora, (the 2010 event saw 20,000 visitors to the venue!). This years exhibition aims to place the artwork of artists of Afro-Caribbean descent against the context of their athletic counterparts competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. The AACDD exists to promote the work of artists, designers and craftspeople of African and Afro-Caribbean descent. The organisers have selected around 150 artists from all over the world showcasing a wide range of disciplines such as fine art, film, graphic design, craft, jewellery, photography, furniture design, sculpture and textiles etc. The Bargehouse building is absolutely beautiful as there is a real undeveloped rawness. It has been stripped right back to the brickwork in most places and seems positively derelict (although safely so!), in certain areas, which contrasts well with the sophistication of much of the artwork on display. The exhibition is arranged across 5 floors of the building.
I shall be showcasing my signature butterfly pieces and also showcasing some early, limited edition lino-cuts which I haven't exhibited for a good few years.
'Untold Gold' is a part of the London Design Festival and runs from September 19th - 30th 2012. Entry is free and opening hours are 11am - 7.30pm.
Oxo Towers Wharf
Do come along and see an interesting variety of work by African/African Caribbean artists and designers.