My collaborator Angela Burdon and I have co-edited this poetry anthology of women and non binary poets of colour. I’m excited to announce it will be released in the UK and US on 6th December 2019.
“The art world is one of the last bastions of white supremacy-by-exclusion.”
I have created this document to discuss the shortcomings of identity politics and representation. Particularly focusing on the representation of Muslim women artists in the Western art scene, the essay aims to question whether or not the Orientalist gaze is still alive within the global artistic communities.
My collaborator Angela Burdon and I are editing a poetry anthology which will be published by Lungs Project in Autumn 2019. This open call is aimed at poets of colour who identify as cis women, trans women, and non-binary. This anthology seeks to explore poetry as a space for womxn from systemically oppressed backgrounds to cultivate and exercise resistance.
Lungs Project has just announced a new web residency programme for artists and writers which will predominantly take place on the organisation’s Instagram page throughout 2019. The Creative Incubator Programme will focus on each participant’s modes of thinking and producing. This programme is a result of an ongoing dialogue rooted in solidarity, generosity and peer support as the quintessence of our curatorial ethics. Every month an artist will take over Lungs’ IG to share their creative process.
Please come and join us for an evening of film screenings in conjunction with the launch of the third issue of our publication. “Poly Voices” brings together three filmmakers selected from an international open call under a three-part, thematic framework. Featured artists are Kariim Case, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, and Müge Yıldız.
The third issue of Lungs is launching with a night of film screenings and a party. This year we present an international selection of artists of colour exclusively! The event will include tunes from the local DJ duo Shifting Sounds and film screenings from three of the publication’s featured artists.
“It is a waste of time hating a mirror
or its reflection
instead of stopping the hand
that makes glass with distortions
slight enough to pass
until one day you peer
into your face
under a merciless white light
and the fault in a mirror slaps back
what you think
is the shape of your error…”
I am delighted to have curated this group exhibition which I developed in collaboration with Gosforth Civic Theatre. “A Study of Imaginary Chasms” brings together the work of three women artists; Ella Ray Barnes, Fang Qi, and Jill Tate, all of who are connected to the North East through unique pathways. The exhibition thematically responds to “The Class Project”, a one-woman play written and performed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord.
I am participating in a panel discussion on “Engaging People Through Creativity” at New Art Social, a series of events organised to offer an opportunity for creative people to gain an insight into other people’s artistic process. New Art Social is a night at which exciting new and established writers, poets and artists share their work through readings and panel discussions. It is curated by author Guy Mankowski, who aims to break down the barriers which keep the wealth of artistic talent of Newcastle in isolation.
I am showing some of my cuneiform clay tablets in a group exhibition at Abington Studios in Blackpool. Something or Nothing is curated by Joseph Doubtfire and Garth Gratrix. Something or Nothing brings together small, bitesized, miniature works–things which may simply be small, parts of larger constructions, or speculative utterances of things to come.