Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Tuesday 31st March: Trinidad & Tobago Carnival via Lizzie King. Part 2

Here is the second part of Lizzie King's photographs from this year's Trinidad & Tobago Carnival.  Here she is herself on Elizabeth Street!  Above is her cosmic travelling companion Anna Lomax
See more of her trip and follow her creative life in colour on Instagram here.

Tuesday 31st March: Trinidad & Tobago Carnival via Lizzie King

Thank you so much to Lizzie King for sharing these photos from her recent trip to Trinidad & Tobago Carnival.  I would absolutely love to go one day to experience the original Caribbean event.  Lizzie's beautiful prints help us get one step closer with her first-hand insight.  

Monday, 30 March 2015

Monday 30th March: "FRED BUTLER – THE RUNNING RAINBOW" on Hunger Magazine

I have temporarily gone AWOL from blogging duties to keep up with my daily Marathon Training.  I spent 4 hours of my birthday running in the wind and rain yesterday!

I have explained exactly why on Hunger Magazine over here .  Please, please take a read and sponsor me to help reach my fundraising goal for The Music Circle's protection work with women in Eastern DRC  https://www.justgiving.com/Running-Rainbow/

Thanks to Ash Norad for the cosmic photos of which he's named this bottom one "Double Rainbow". Thanks to Laurie Nouchka for the loan of her Shard print leggings and sports bra.  Massive thanks to NIKE for the training program!!!!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Tuesday 17th March: WProject 2015

A couple of my pics from this year's WProject events - 1st the film screening of "SuperWoman II" at Lyst Studios with Mr. Hat and stars Pharaoh and Nigel Ruwende , 2nd James Massiah's curated poetry and photography publication WOMÆN.  See in-depth coverage and interviews over on media partner HUNGER.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Thursday 26th Feb: Yinka Shonibare "Family Album" at The William Morris Gallery

Last evening the William Morris Gallery hosted a special Q&A with Yinka Shonibare MBE about his current commissioned exhibition at the space "Family Album".  The artist explored the archives of the family's photographic portraits and chose three to re-interpret.  He put out an open-call to the residents of Waltham Forest to cast the characters and had a great response of numbers from which to conjure up the concept.  Here are the full colour prints presented next to the sepia tone originals and the costumes displayed to appreciate the detail of the dress.  Yinka's signature use of Dutch Wax Fabrics carried thru in this project, referring to Morriss's own appreciation for Indian fabrics in reference to the Indonesian origin of the West African textile.  It sits perfectly alongside the permanent collection which outlines the influence from the Indian patterns and dyeing process on Morriss's Arts & Crafts fabrics.  The point was raised that although the Victorian photographs are black and white, the real-life colour would have been bright, according to the fashion of the time.  Yinka explained how he imagined William Morris would have embraced this show's focus on inclusion of the local community.  Morris radical and revolutionary socialist preoccupation and activism is also outlined in the gallery so visitors can learn about both artists shared political motivations in their work.  Check out Yinka's site to find out about his studio's guest projects and see the gallery's schedule for more events and workshops as part of the "Family Album" season.

Photos of both the exhibition work, research books and badges in the gift shop.