Expressions of a Diaspora
As a visual artist. I am drawn to the impulsiveness and subjective aspect of painting. I also have a growing interest in how this artform interplays with other disciplines to stimulate and explore boundaries of expression. I endeavour to use art, particularly through collaborations, to engage the public in discussions exploring race, identity and culture, to create a more educated, understanding, inclusive, and fair society. The initiative comprises of archived, documented, and interweaving projects I have been working on over several years, working with others to exhibit and produce related material in the mediums of visual art, music, and performance.
Pictures At An African Exhibition
Jazz saxophonist and composer Darryl Yokley pays homage to Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky on his latest project, Pictures at an African Exhibition. While Mussorgsky’s inspiration for “Pictures at an Exhibition” came from artist Viktor Hartmann, Yokley collaborated with London-born artist David Emmanuel Noel on his similarly titled work.
– Archives of African American Music & Culture
Anderson Pilgrim -Executive Director of the Caribbean Fine Art Fair and Co-Founder of Diaspora Now, Artist/Anthropologist Alexis Alleyne-Caputo and David Emmanuel Noel to discuss visual arts and the African diaspora. The discussion covers several pertinent areas - how artists use the arts as an educational tool to bridge communities, the influence of artists from the diaspora, the impact of social media platforms on the industry and how events of 2020 encourage artists to approach their practice and collaborative working differently.
– Occhi Arts & Entertainment
Untold Gold:African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora
AACDD Bargehouse Festival ‘Untold Gold’ placed the outstandingly beautiful and original work of more than 150 artists and designers from the UK, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean within the unique backdrop and raw space of Bargehouse, London.