Artist talk: Heather Agyepong – Too Many Blackamoors

Artist Heather Agyepong talks about her series of work “Too Many Blackamoors” for the Bristol Photo Festival and explores who is remembered in our history.


FORMAT21 Open Call: Five Selected Artists 

19 Chapel Street, Derby, County, DE1 3GU

17th May to 18th July 2021

The FORMAT21 Open Call received over 800 submissions from 66 countries and a small selection of the 50 selected projects will be shown at Deda. Exploring the many manifestations of the festival theme – Control, the work of LeiLei, Anouchka Renaud-Eck, Tami Aftab, Juan Orrantia and Heather Agyepong look at the struggle for control in the personal and political spheres.

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Format Festival: Control 21

Digital Exhibition: Selected Open Call Artist

12 March – 5th March 2023

FORMAT21 Online will present exhibitions, events and visitor participation throughout the festival. The exhibitions include over 160 international artists and a selection of the 40,000 images submitted from over 90 countries from the #massisolationFORMAT archive created during the Covid-19 pandemic.

You will be able to access the digital FORMAT21 exhibitions on any desktop or mobile device in your web browser, without registering, downloading or configuring anything.

A simple set of instructions and a phone, tablet, laptop of PC are all you need to enjoy FORMAT21.


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A PICTURE OF HEALTH | WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM THE HYMAN COLLECTION

Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA

Tuesday 18th May 2021 to  Sunday 13th June 2021 

A Picture of Health is a group exhibition of eleven contemporary women photographers from The Hyman Collection who have responded to subjects of health and wellbeing. Featuring autobiographical perspectives to social commentaries on wider society, the exhibition touches upon a variety of timely subjects, as those throughout the world are united by the effects of the current global pandemic.

Exploring what lies behind the camera’s exposing eye the exhibition explores themes of trauma, from physical to psychological effects; environment, asking how the people we live with and the places in which we live affect our health and wellbeing; and care, considering the dynamics between the carer and those that are cared for.

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Bristol Photo Festival: Museum Interventions

Memorialization in the Age of Forgetting 

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

17th May 2021- October 2021 TBC

Artists Heather Agyepong, Jessa Fairbrother, and Lua Ribeira have been invited to take part in collaborate with Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. The artists’ own work will be displayed alongside and juxtaposed with the Museum’s collections and archives.

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Starting Something New: Recent Contemporary Art Acquisitions and Gifts


September 10, 2019 - July 18, 2021 - Digital Walkthrough Available 

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts.

Drawn from museum purchases and an extraordinary recent gift of 172 contemporary artworks from an anonymous donor, this exhibition builds on the Mead’s first and most comprehensive contemporary art exhibition, presented in fall 2019. Spanning four decades, from the 1980s to 2019, the exhibition highlights how artists experiment with media and use historical events, ideas, and images to address politics and the nature of art. Featured artists include Heather Agyepong, Moira Dryer, Mark Fox, Al Hansen, Analia Saban, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.

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Cabinet of Remedies: Hundred Heroines

Virtual Exhibition

Digital interventions of artistic contributions and responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic by Women Artists


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PhotoFringe 2020

Open Call Selected Artist

Worthing Beach Seafront

Till Spring 2021 

In-venue

Operating within up-to-date social distancing guidelines, over 20 self-curated exhibitions, together with presentations of work curated from open call, are showing throughout October in galleries, pop-up venues and outdoor installations in Brighton & Hove and along the coast in Worthing.


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Fuel Theatre presents The Body Remembers

Coming in 2021

The Body Remembers is a solo performance that uses movement, projection, and a series of audio testimonies created and performed by Heather Agyepong, co-created by Imogen Knight (movement) and Gail Babb (dramaturgy).

The technique of Authentic Movement has allowed Heather to process what her body has been trying to communicate for years and most importantly brought gentle attention to the self. Authentic Movement consists of the mover and the witness. The mover without restriction, through impulse, reclaims space. The witness observes, reflects, and notes what is happening in their own bodies.

The Body Remembers creates a space for audience and artist to attend to themselves and each other through authentic movement, testimonies from 20 Black women living in the UK, soundscapes, and projections. The piece focuses on the six parts of her body that speak the loudest; head, throat, heart, stomach, womb, and hands.

Solo performance for a socially distanced audience in a theatre in Bristol / London.

The Body Remembers is produced by Fuel, with support from Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, and the Jerwood New Work Fund.



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