|The UAL space in Holborn|
Currently on show there are works by (and about) Black Female artists - a field that is under-represented, the exhibition is named Black Blossoms.
The aspects of life of this somewhat sidelined group has been approached in number of diverse ways via a selection of media.
Many of the pieces on show focus on 'hair' a totemic symbol of blackness for women, hairdressers and hairdressing are often the centre of social occasions, a chance to chat under the auspices of preparation for a party or festival.
|The Window Now|
The works that stood out for me included items by Habiba Nabisubi, along with Azzara Amoy and iconic representations of black female role models by Nicole Muskett.
|Hair identified by Habiba Nabisubi|
|A work by Nicole Muskett from her |
'Empowering Women series'
|Azzara Amoy proclaims - 'Black Mothers are Superheroes'|
I also really like the re-imagined photographic sequence created around the life of Silvia Rosi's mother - as well as telling a very real story of migration it imparts humanity and humour to the life.
Those Red Chuggers
|Well each other anyway|