Altitude at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Friday 17th December 2021 – Saturday 26th February 2022 at 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, 198 Railton Road, SE24 0JT. Features the work of WoCAA winner Maybelle Peters as well as 7 WoCAA artist finalists, currently working in the UK. Some are early career practitioners just starting to find their voice whilst others have established studio practices.
The WoCAA finalists are: Charmaine Watkiss, Cherelle Sappleton, Mani Kambo, Marcia Michael, Rebekah Ubuntu, Sofia Niazi and Sola Olulode.
The bi-annual Womxn of Colour Art Award recognizes the inequities and additional barriers that Womxn of Colour often face in their practice as visual artists. Altitude aims to explore the precarious nature of artmaking if you are a womxn of colour.
This poignant, immersive and timely show celebrates the fact that these artists are continuing to make art. As such, Altitude is holding the space for artists to question audiences as well as facilitate the emergence of new aesthetic narratives for womxn of colour.
Curator Marlene Smith has selected an exciting range of new and recent art works including drawing, print, photography, textiles, sound, film and performance.
I created 9 embroidery artworks shown below ranging from A5 to A3.