Cultural identity and history and experience are all tied up in hair.
The Black Hair and Heritage project celebrates black women their hair and identity through three strands of exploration.
All ages workshops will bring together community elders and younger people to share common experiences and create artwork together. Together black women will have the chance to openly discuss issues and experiences related to their own cultural identities.
Following on from conversations at the workshops everyone is invited to The Salon, an open event bringing people together to explore black hair and identity through spoken word, music and history talks. The whole project will then be brought together in a limited edition zine combining the art piece from the workshop, contributions from The Salon and portraits from the exhibition on black hair, Plaits, Princesses and Pink Moisturiser (2018).
Presented by independent curator and researcher Korantema, Black Hair and Heritage project continues her research into hair, heritage and identity. Korantema is interested in the experiences of women and non-binary people and their hair, especially how it relates to family and identity
Part of the Make it Happen Fellowship Funding programme.