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"For the love of books" - workshop/talk at Bromley House library - March 2020

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Work in progress presented at Bromley House on the 7th March.

"The barbarians" - 2017












EUROCENTRISM  - AFROCENTRISM - EXOTICISM -ECOFEMINISM - RACIAL IDENTITY - RACIAL FLUIDITY - DECOLONISATION -  EMPATHY-  COMPASSION - RACISM - WHITE PRIVILEGE - WHITE GUILT  Research - various newspaper and research articles grouped by themes - February-March 2020




Notes copied from sketchbooks-diaries - February-March 2020
Holding opposites within myself.
I am turned into dust. I am not allowed to speak. All my life experiences, all my inner knowledge, grown for years and years, are silenced. I am not allowed to speak.
A woman without a skin.

“The Untouched Collection” - Residency at Bromley House Library

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Untitled, 2019, etching printed onto ecoprinted paper, 15x10 cm
From February, visual artist Céline Siani Djiakoua will be the new artist in residence at Bromley House for her project titled “The Untouched Collection”. Céline will be researching the 19th century collection of travelling books and autobiographies, collecting illustrations of African nature. Using personal and mythological narratives, she will be exploring issues of de/colonisation. Working in collaboration with Broadway Near Now and Loughborough University workshops (AA2A scheme), she will create new interactive work, which will be exhibited within the library, at Broadway Gallery and Loughborough University. During her project, to contribute to the topics of her research, she has invited two other artists who will share their work and offer workshops.

Project supported by the Arts Council.
A few dates :

17th February - 15th March
Researching the collection, Céline will be within the building and available for informal co…

Showing work : "Breathing Out: Autumn Gathering" - art in an allotment

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Today I took part in a private event held at Valerie Turton's allotment and organised by Harry Martin.

I was sharing some work in progress made after a trip to Tenerife last month where I took the opportunity to make a few ecoprints with the local vegetation. I got very much fascinated by the dramatic atmosphere of this volcanic island with its coal-black beaches and stormy skies. At Loughborough printworkshop I put together a tiny travel book which collates ecoprints, a few photos taken during my stay and some shopping receipts, packaging, maps etc ... I also made a few drawings inspired by the Black Madonna and started to try out some printmaking. Only some of the drawings and the mini book were shown today.



     Photo : Valery Turton

Photo : Valery Turton