We are here! - whats your story?

ChalleNGe Nottingham

2020-21  

Managing a film project about the experiences of young people's (aged 12 to 24) life in lock down.  Working with filmmaker Ben Harriott we will capture the voices of young people online or in person.  Everyone who takes part will be invited to a public screening of “What’s your story” projected outside in Nottingham.

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Bright ideas Nottingham, Legacy Makers.

Spring/Autumn 2021

Co-producing an interactive schools resource with The Legacy Makers about the UK’s cotton industry’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. The Legacy Makers are a community-led history group who have been, visiting and encouraging tourists attractions and heritage sites to acknowledge their links to slavery. 

Film still "Blood Sugar" Newstead Abbey Nottinghamshire, by The Legacy Makers.

Artwork from Power: Freedom to Create
Artwork from Power: Freedom to Create

All photos:B Olawoye.

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"Power" zine project
"Power" zine project

Broxtowe Womens Project.

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Happy Peace.
Happy Peace.

Heya Nottingham.

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Artwork from Power: Freedom to Create
Artwork from Power: Freedom to Create

All photos:B Olawoye.

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Power:Freedom to Create

National Justice Museum

Summer/Autumn 2021

Co-producing a printed zine with Browtowe Women’s Project and Heya Nottingham (Arab women), through a series of  interactive conversations. The zine will include participants creative responses to artwork made by people in the criminal justice system as featured in the "Power" exhibition. Working in collaboration with Chiara Dellerba.

BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye Nottingham 2020.

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BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye

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BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye

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BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye Nottingham 2020.

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CATALYST

City Arts Nottingham

2020-21

Chairing a series of conversations with a steering group of black and PoC creatives, discussing their experiences of racism in the arts and the barriers and opportunities they have faced. Read my blog post Black Lives Matter - Action not Words about these discussions. This resulted in the development of CATALYST - a new support programme for artists of colour, that I am currently evaluating.

 

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Community is strength
Community is strength

Photo by John Cameron

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“I know we can make it”

National Justice Museum

October 2020

Designing four creative cards with activities for people at home to share their experiences of 2020.  Who are the people and places doing great things in your community? Has anything changed since the BLM protests? Where’s your favourite green space? What have you learnt about yourself during lock down?

#MakeItYours workshop in an envelope

St Ann's Allotment
St Ann's Allotment

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St Ann's Robin Hood Chase
St Ann's Robin Hood Chase

Photography: B.Olawoye

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St Ann's Robin Hood Chase
St Ann's Robin Hood Chase

Photography: B.Olawoye

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St Ann's Allotment
St Ann's Allotment

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St Ann's Stories

The Renewal Trust

January - March 2020

Producing a community-led newspaper that celebrates St Ann's Nottingham. Current and past residents donated images, poems and memories of the area. Creative writing drop in sessions took place at St Ann’s Valley Centre Library and The Afro Caribbean National Artistic Centre (ACNA) led by writer and poet Panya Banjoko.  Read a copy here.