Meet artists Tori, Anna, and Ufuoma, who have just set up studio in the former Savers on Rushey Green in Catford. Ufuoma will be showing archival films in the space, Tori and Anna have set up portrait nooks backdropped with vibrant textiles and hand-dyed materials, and will be taking free portraits of those who wish to come in and chat and sit.
From Tori: Come & have your portrait taken for “Black in South” a visual study of being black in South London. As well as open discussions & a ‘have your say” wall!
About the artists:
Tori is a black British creative. She is a multipotentialite & has dedicated her life to Visual artistry as well as inspiring & empowering the disempowered giving them a voice & being an example of what can be achieved, despite world views, background or history! Tori is a multi-disciplined visual artist and works in Creative directing, Photography, video & fashion. Recognition to date includes; Accumulate – “The book of homelessness” graphic novel in which she was the lead tutor for the authors. “the self-portrait” exhibition – The Self Portrait is a celebration of Black Women photographers. “Karl Kani – can i?” campaign – Featured artist/creative.
Anna Fearon is a photographer/filmmaker living in Lewisham. She also facilitates film workshops for young people, and is the co-founder of the Black Exchange, a community project giving talks and events for the Black community . She is currently writing a script for her first feature film. [Event image is a cropped still from an earlier work by Anna]
Ufuoma Essi Is a video artist and filmmaker from Lewisham, South East London. She works predominantly with film and moving image as well as photography and sound. Her work revolves around Black feminist epistemology and the configuration of displaced histories. The archive forms an essential medium for her as an artist and it’s through explorations with the archive that she aims to interrogate and disrupt the silences and gaps of political and historical narratives. By using the archive as a process of unlearning and discovery she seeks to re-centre the marginalised histories of the Black Atlantic and specific histories of Black women.
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