Eating At the Same Table
19 June – 7 July
Rochelle White, Hamed Maiye, Nwaka Okparaeke, Gabriel Choto, Zeinab Saleh, Kobby Adi, Georgina Johnson, Ebun Sodipo, Lilian Nejatpour and Nadeem Din-Gabisi
Eating At the Same Table is a new collective of emerging artists, curators and writers of colour. Made up of students and alumni of British art institutions including: Slade, Central Saint Martins, Camberwell, UCA and Goldsmiths. EAST have come together with Willesden Gallery at The Library at Willesden Green to deliver an exhibition documenting current works, works in progress and thought processes from 9 of EAST’s artists. This exhibition is a collaborative effort from EAST adopting various disciplines to explore intertwining themes and propose new realities.
Many of these works hone in on archival and deliberate approaches to cultural identity as 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation African, Caribbean and Middle-Eastern immigrants. Sharing common space with Brent Culture Service’s most recent exhibition celebrating 70 years since the Empire Windrush docked in the UK, featured artists have explored the complex intersections of blackness, cultural identity, gender, memory and digitalism. This exhibition is a manifestation of our collective lived experiences, discussions and thought processes through employed languages, highlighting colonial legacies and questioning ideas of consumption and spirituality.
Founded in September 2017 by Bold Tendencies’ Director of Education, Sasha Morgan and multidisciplinary artist Rochelle White, Eating At the Same Table has been dedicated offer the grass roots support & guidance young creatives need as they navigate an art world that can often seem all too intimidating to the uninitiated.
Educational as well as celebratory, join us for our Late with EAST on Friday 22 June 6-9pm and our reading and discussion group on 26 June 5-8pm.
For more information on EAST’s work, visit the Bold Tendencies website