Wellbeing Vox Pops for Arnolfini & University of the West of England Bristol 

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. 



Flat 70: Reclaim Space Campaign

22.03.21-11.04.21. 

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.




Photo Fringe 2020: Interview with Pelumi Odubanjo

Pelumi Odubanjo, one of the three selected Photo Fringe 2020 Trainee Curators, interviewed Heather Agyepong about the motivations and processes for this new work.


RPS WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP: INTERVIEW


Hundred Heroines Interview  with Venetia Jolly

Heroine Heather Agyepong discusses mental health, coping with lockdown and her upcoming projects


FOAM TALENT 2021  

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.


Arnolfini UWE Bristol: Art in the City Talk

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.


Aesthetica Interview: Making the Space

London-based visual artist Heather Agyepong’s latest series, Wish You Were Here, focuses on Overton Walker’s life and legacy. 


Infamous Bodies

Early Black Women’s Celebrity and the Afterlives of Rights by Samantha Pinto, 2020


On representing Mary Seacole: a Jamaican-Scottish war heroine

Posted 12 Oct 2020, by Samantha Pinto


2 Art Gallery Shows to Explore From Home

Galleries and museums are getting creative about presenting work online during the coronavirus crisis. Here are two shows worth viewing virtually.


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