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Black History Month Art Exhibition

10 October 2018

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Black History Month is the celebration of the people of Afro-Caribbean descent, their experiences and goals.

The month's theme is "Black and Powerful" celebrating the different Black students in Leadership positions across the University.

Over the course of the month there are events run by numerous student groups aiming at teaching, nurturing and supporting students from all backgrounds here at Kent. Visit the Kent Union website to see more this month.

Keynes College, which celebrates 50 years this year, is proud to host two art exhibitions for Black History Month.

The Keynes Atrium features ‘Celebrating Amanda Nsubuga’, a multimedia artist of East African descent, born in London, England. Nsubuga completed a BA Fine Art degree at The University of Kent in 2018. Her work depicts women of colour, and their external beauty, often young girls but sometimes uses herself as a character. She has described her work as non-fictional, with her chosen subjects relating to her own narratives and still representing themselves, exploring personal anecdotes. Her work is executed in sequences, using each medium for separate objectives but the same function. Nsubuga cites Contemporary artists Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Zanele Muholi as influences. Recently, Amanda Nsubuga exhibited at the Old Truman Brewery in London.

The Keynes Teaching Foyer features ‘A History of Immigration to the UK’ by Tania McGee, a highly informative exhibition that tracks the history of immigration from pre-colonisation to the Windrush era, interspersed with photographs, documents and articles to create a high impact visual history.

Location: Keynes College

Dates: 1-31 October 2018

Time: All day

 

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Last Updated: 26/07/2017

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