Victoria Taiwo

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.

Tori will use the space as a studio to explore a visual study on Being Black young in south London. Using images, videos, fashion & graphics & movement to capture experiences. Creating mix- media pieces of work, including set design for photography, choreography, as well as space for sewing and crafting larger pieces to convey stories and archives for an immersive exhibition experience for public to interactive with while it being created.

Public Programme

Tori will produce an interactive free exhibition that highlights being Black British in south London through photography, fashion, film, graphics and movement (and music). from the 90s through to now (2 decades). Split into boroughs. The exhibition would allow young people to contribute live via Voicenote, photo, or video using NFC tags & social media which will then be added to the exhibition/archive. Allow a new age feel but adding immersive experience, sing sound site and smells There will be opportunities for as many local businesses to be involved as and features or supporting.

Supported by using public funding from Arts Council England #acesupported @acegrams

Also part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Lewisham Council

Contact Information

Website: www.just1tori.com
Email: [email protected]

In The Studio

Portfolio

Selected By

Margot Heller, Director of South London Gallery

Margot has led the SLG through significant change and expansion in terms of its artistic and education programmes, visitor numbers, buildings and staff. She led the SLG’s RIBA award-winning expansion into a former fire station building which opened in 2018 and doubled the organisation’s footprint. The SLG has run extensive education programmes for many years, including a drop-in creative space for children on a neighbouring housing estate. During her tenure Heller has curated numerous exhibitions including those with Michael Armitage, Alvaro Barrington, Chris Burden, Ellen Gallagher, Ryan Gander, Katharina Grosse, Ann Veronica Janssens, Steve McQueen, Oscar Murillo, Danh Vo, and many others. She initiated the SLG’s post graduate artist in residency in 2010, commissioned the SLG’s permanent artist-designed garden by Gabriel Orozco which opened in 2016, and acquired a significant work by Lawrence Weiner for the Fire Station building in 2021. The SLG was joint recipient of Museum of the Year 2020.