Black history month celebration #008
another @shadesofnoir_ grad @yaffra_t was a content, event developer & tor support at shades of noir. she graduated from @camberwellual in fine art sculpture & did an internship at the @icalondon she was the lead for one of the most read tor’s to date: reimagining the mixed race experience, that you can check out via the link in our bio 👀📚
Black history month celebration #007 charisse chikwiri is a dj, journalist & @shadesofnoir_ grad who graduated from @lcclondon & was a senior content developer at shades of noir. “i began working at shades of noir in june 2016, i joined the team during my first year of university after having heard about our organisation through an event that took place at my college. this was the race, religion & free speech event that covered ‘representation in the media’, the perfect topic for a female first year journalism student of colour (a black woman entering the journalism industry).” check out her full interview via the link in our bio 💅🏾✨
Black history month celebration #006 a recent @shadesofnoir_ grad @lambdaddeh has completed her ma in conservation @camberwellual and was previously looked after our digital artefacts on the education site as the archive developer. want to see her work? check this link in our bio 👀✨
Black history month celebration #005 we interviewed @mulannoir for the upcoming biological pigment tor! she told us about her day even @springmelanin that will be happening this sunday 14th october at the @theafricacentre 💅🏾 check out the full interview via the link in our bio and follow @springmelanin for updates & tickets about the event 🌻
Black history month celebration #004 @kerianmagloire is a content developer @shadesofnoir_ and studying culture, criticism & curation at central saint martins. he’s a cultural critic/writer who’s interests include music, culture, art and photography
Black history month celebration #003
bee smith, content facilitator at @shadesofnoir_ plus videographer/photographer/art director. she recently graduated from @lcflondon_ this year & filmed a short film for @othellodesouzahartley ”i am” exhibition that’s been featured on @bbcafrica .
Black history month celebration #002 london based artist, singer, songwriter, guitarist, in the band art trip and the static sound. @melodieholliday is an academic & senior editor & education developer @shadesofnoir_
born and raised in rugby during the 1970s and 80s, melodie grew up feeling out of place in the small midlands town. her father, and her step father, both passed away when she was in her teens. her mum was a constant source of support and encouragement.
as a teenager, her mum gave her a sewing machine so that she could take her work home with her from art classes. “i started to alter clothes, and i would simultaneously alter clothes and be experimental—and experiment with what i wore, and the way i looked.” she told me, “it was lovely because my mom could see that there was something—she could see that i had taken that sewing machine up all by myself, and it was something that had developed in school that i was happy to take home.”
Black history month celebration #001
shades of noir founder & director aisha richards: an academic and creative practitioner, with research interests that include 'pedagogies for social diversity and difference in art & design', and the role diversity plays in enhancing the possibilities for innovation within a creative context both in higher education and industry. this work includes 'any room at the inn' (2009), a scoping study of qualitative research investigating black minority ethnic graduates and their transitions into creative employment.
she additionally direct a programme called shades of noir, this programme is being implemented across the university of the arts london, whilst also contributing to the development and delivery of the centre for learning & teaching art & design (cltad) teaching qualification unit of inclusive practice' part of the academic practice provision. recently i have been nominated and elected by my peers as joint chair to gems (group for the equality of minority staff) and as an academic board member. .
#diversity #inclusion #academia #salute
Happy black history month! it’s important to not only remember but celebrate all the greatness & achievement black people from the past & present have made all over the world 🌍🙌🏾 we have a creativedatabase filled with them, check the link in our bio 👀 ✨✨✨
Brisbane- and gothenburg-based tintin wulia (b. 1972, denpasar) has exhibited in major international exhibitions such as istanbul biennale (2005), yokohama triennale (2005), jakarta biennale (2009), moscow biennale (2011), gwangju biennale (2012), asia pacific triennale (2012), sharjah biennale (2013) and jogja biennale (2013). in 2017 she represents indonesia in the 57th venice biennale with her solo project 1001 martian homes. her work is part of public and private collections including in the van abbemuseum, singapore art museum, queensland art gallery/gallery of modern art and he xiangning art museum. check out the rest of her profile on our creative database... link in the bio 👀✨
Nora koito kimball-mentzos or simply nora kimball is a ballet teacher and former american ballerina, who is often overlooked for being one of the first african american female soloists—the second -- [at american ballet theatre.