On 7 September 2021 Westminster City Council will install a Green Plaque in honour of the life and legacy of the iconic artist, Halima Nałęcz. The plaque will be located at 5 Porchester Place in Connaught Village, the original site of Halima’s most renowned gallery, Drian, and now the site of Buchanan’s Cheesemonger. The Westminster Green Plaque scheme launched in 1991 to commemorate the diverse cultural heritage of Westminster and the people who have lived or worked here. It
This series is a reminder that we can achieve more together than as atomised individuals. It is a call to support grassroots movements and campaigners who organise to change the world. Bring your gifts whatever they are in service of what you believe in. Avoid the debilitating cynicism that keeps things as they are.
“We are the ones we have been waiting for, Alice Walker says, because we live in an age in which we are able to see and understand our own predicament. With so much greater awareness than our ancestors – and with such capacity for insight, knowledge, and empathy –we are uniquely prepared to create positive change within ourselves and our world.” Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.
An interactive toy car sheds light on the ethical quagmire of computational technology. The work drives from child-miners of cobalt, through invisible factory, warehouse and delivery workers, to arrive at surveillance capitalism, as it intersects with our response to the climate crisis. This work explores the moral dilemmas within human and environmental ecologies, which are often hidden in seductively convenient, entertaining and ubiquitous technology. Toy wire cars, often
Some of Us Are Brave explores the feminine, form and function in the production of Black women's art. The original exhibition showcased the work of nine emerging artists, variously expressing ideas of what it means to be a Black woman and artist in this moment. Among the artists featured in the original show are Bokani and Hannah Uzor. Bokani appeared on the BBC1 'Painting Challenge' and was a winner of the public vote. We are delighted to feature some new works by Bokani who