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Knit & Tings 20/01/22

We Gather Exhibition photo by Ben Deakins
We Gather Exhibition photo by Ben Deakins

 

I will be giving a talk at the Crafts Council Gallery on my making techniques, processes, and the symbolism behind my work.

 

About Knit & Tings

Date and time

Thu, 20 January 2022

18:00 – 19:30 GMT

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Location

Crafts Council Gallery

44a Pentonville Road

London, N19BY

As one of the commissioned artists for the Craft Council’s current exhibition We Gather, I has created a knitted magazine cover – We Mek Magazine (2021) – full of symbolism with a central figure inspired by political activist Angela Davis and with her watch set to 9.25pm, the time that George Floyd lost his life to police brutality.

In this talk at the Crafts Council Gallery, I will discuss the making techniques, processes, and symbolism behind m work. Using materials featured in the exhibition as discussion points, I will expand on issues raised in my seminal dissertation ‘Myth: Black People Don’t Knit – the importance of art and oral histories for documenting the experiences of black knitters’, which questions the lack of visibility of Black crafters and documents their hidden histories, written while undertaking my Masters’ Degree in Knitted Textiles from the Royal College of Art.

Places are limited so book today – Register here

We Gather (closing February 5, 2022) is a new exhibition at the Crafts Council Gallery commissioned by Dr Karen Patel as part of her Craft Expertise research exploring inequalities and diversity in craft. It features new work by five female artists of Black and Asian heritage myself, Shaheen AhmedOmeima Mudawi-Rowlings, Francisca Onumah and Onome Otite – and is curated by Rosie & Griffi.

We Gather Exhibition -Crafts Council London
We Gather Exhibition -Crafts Council London We Gather Exhibition -Crafts Council London

My artwork in the We Gather Exhibition:

Out of the Blue

I Don’t See Colour

Woman Blue – Elevate

We Mek Magazine

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