Internationally renowned artists Hew Locke, Tai Shani and Michelle Williams Gamaker have awarded 'Black Girl Essex, Here We Come, Look We Here' (2019) to be part of the 2021 programme and touring exhibition
A new text by Jon Blackwood, published by Firstsite with Metal Southend, will be launched at Estuary Festival with an in-conversation on 10 June. The text discusses two seminal works made between 2006-10 and studio practice from 2018 to date. A digital copy can be downloaded free by clicking below; softback copies will be available to purchase from the Firstsite gallery shop from 26 June.
ACQUISITION ANNOUNCEMENT The Government Art Collection committee has acquired three screenprints from The Blackness Series as part of Art X-UK--- a new permanent collection
New public artwork and procession culminating from workshops at The White House on the Becontree Estate with Barking and Dagenham-based foster carers and children in care for the Becontree Centenary Programme in August 2021
Black Girl Essex: Here We Come, Look We Here:Screening and In-Conversation with Sepake Angiama, Artistic Director, Iniva and Jon Blackwood, curator, lecturer and writer, Firstsite online. Wed 3 Feb 2021, 6.30 pm
Commissioned to collaborate with foster families at The White House on the Becontree Estate in Dagenham to engage with the identity of place and explore what makes people feel at home from Sept 2020 to March 2021
Art Historian, curator, and writer, Chloe Austin talks to Katy Hessel about 'BlackGirl Essex: Here We Come, Look We Here' (2019) and Love in Social Practice (2019) for her takeover of the Great Women Artists Instagram account