FORMAT21 presents our new Meet the Artist series of short videos, produced by the fantastic team of FORMAT volunteers. Get to know the artists on a more personal level and find out about their ambitions and top tips.
In our first video we present Heather Agyepong, who is currently exhibiting as part of FORMAT Presents at Deda in Derby. You can also see her work in Room 4 in FORMAT21 Online.
Black Mind Blooms: Exploring ideas on self reflection as a radical act with guest artist, Heather Agyepong
Thursday 13th May, 7.45pm
How can art aid in our healing? Can art truly be therapeutic without being exploitative? What are the creative ways in which we can establish agency?
This project is a collaboration between Clare Johnson (VCRG) and Keiko Higashi (Arnolfini). The film brings together a series of UWE academics and artists to critically engage with the concept of ‘wellbeing’ in the context of the Health & Wellbeing exhibitions on show at Arnolfini from winter 2020-spring 2021: A Picture of Health and Jo Spence: from fairytales to phototherapy. The aim is to critically examine ‘wellbeing’ from a range of different disciplinary perspectives. The film was made in February-March 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the context of increasing interest in the overlap between creative arts and health and wellbeing.
300 Locations Across England
A campaign with a mission to celebrate black craft and the important space black artists occupy as sources of inspiration to society. flat 70 is taking over digital screens across our home neighbourhood of Elephant & Castle as well as a couple extra iconic locations in the heart of London’s cultural districts, Southbank and Shoreditch. Bringing black art to the high street, the two-week walkable exhibition features work from 15 contemporary African & Caribbean visual artists in our network, all at different stages in their career, some from around the corner and others from around the world.
Heroine Heather Agyepong discusses mental health, coping with lockdown and her upcoming projects
Foam is proud to announce the names of the 20 young artists, whose work will feature in the upcoming Foam Magazine #58: Talent, which will be published in February 2021.
The fifteenth edition of Foam Magazine’s Talent issue presents a selection of outstanding artists, each in their own way feeling the pulse of our times. In spite of the many challenges humankind was confronted with in 2020, Foam counted the highest number of submissions yet: 1803 entries, from 72 countries - each of which represented a message in a bottle from different parts of the world, which felt more fractured than ever. This year’s common, underlying theme is a close, sharp look at one of the most important subjects, the human condition. While being born out of the Covid-19 pandemic, this issue is also a beautiful, hopeful and refreshing statement of the possibilities the photographic medium offers, and the exciting future ahead.
Artist Heather Agyepong in conversation with Keiko Higashi, Engagement Producer at Arnolfini recorded on 11 November 2020.Full details at arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/art-in-the-city-heather-agyepong/
BJP Interview : “We want action”
Agyepong discusses her most recent series Wish You Were Here — what drove it, what it signifies, and what it means today with Hannah Abel-Hirsch.
London-based visual artist Heather Agyepong’s latest series, Wish You Were Here, focuses on Overton Walker’s life and legacy.