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WE ARE RECRUITING - PORTRAIT ARTISTS AND TECHNICIANS NEEDED! (PLUS VOLUNTEERS TO WELCOME THE PUBLIC TO OUR EXHIBITIONS!)
April 29, 2021
We are in need of the following:
Portrait artists, with experience in leading workshops for children and adults.
Technicians, with experience in installing exhibitions and creating display spaces.
Volunteers, to greet the public at our exhibitions, answer any questions and keep an eye on the artwork.
Details in the links!
PRESS RELEASE - ARTIST RESIDENCIES IN OUR NEW SPACE IN TOWN!
28 January 2021
Read about our exciting take-over of a town centre space, the launch of our Arable artist residencies, and new work soon on display.
MEET OUR EVALUATOR!
28 January 2021
Meet our Evaluator, Kassandra Lauren Gordon, who will be working across our programme strands to document, evaluate and report on our work and impact: Kassandra is a multi-disciplinary artist and social researcher.
Kassandra is a spoken word artist who usually focuses on relationships and family. She has headlined a poetry event at Stratford Royal Theatre and performed central stage of the Wandsworth Arts Festival and the Croydon Mela festival. Kassandra has just taken part in the iDENT Festival. The iDENT Festival is a celebration of the wide breadth of the Black experience and diverse culture. It seeks to challenge stereotypes, dispel unconscious biases and stimulate conversation.
Kassandra is also a Black British Jeweller who creates fine bespoke jewellery. In the summer of 2020 she wrote an open letter to the jewellery industry about the experience of Black Jewellers and Silversmiths and industry professionals, highlighting how current practices and systems limit accessibility/entry into the trade for Black people; and a five-point plan to help increase the visibility of Black Jewellers and Silversmiths in the industry and amplify their voices. She launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for Black Jewellers and Silversmiths facing financial hardship which raised £19,885 –exceeding target.
BUY A LIMITED EDITION POSTER BY JUSTIN KNOPP AND HELP SUPPORT THE MINORIES!
December 14, 2020
Our stunning limited edition posters, designed and donated by Justin Knopp, and currently featuring in the Reverting To Type 2020 exhibition, are now on sale for £50.00, plus £6.90 post and packaging. Drop us a line to place your order!
PRESS RELEASE - NEW APPOINTMENTS & FOND FAREWELLS
10 December 2020
Read about our progress to date, the team in place working towards reopening and the changes at the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation.
12th October 2020
We have been awarded a grant by the Culture Recovery Fund to help us towards reopening!