Black History Month Collages

Along side my regular knitting and crochet sessions at Coombes Croft Library, I was asked to run a couple of creative workshops in celebration of Black History Month, in October 2009. I showed the visiting primary classes the work of Chris Offili and Yinka Shinobare as two London based, black artists to provide a starting point of inspiration for making collages, using bold dutch patterned fabrics, felt, magazine cutouts, glitter and sequins. I was also inspired by the work of both Marlene Dumas and Ellen Gallagher for their painterly/ collage approach to image making and references to black culture.


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