What is the role of art within the context of oppression? And how does the artist stay grounded, but also connected?

These are two of the questions I'll be asking award-winning flautist Keith Waithe and double bassist, Gary Crosby OBE in a free discussion on December 1st. Join us here!



  • I can answer the first question as a consumer/viewer: "What is the role of art within the context of oppression?"
    Art in this context specifically, taps emotions that may be unexpressed by we the consumer. The effect is that several peope involuntarily feel 'seen' as they respond with the same emotions to one artwork. Most recent example is artwork from the recent #endSARS protests which its fallout still continues as I write. The artwork is on social media. I'm unable to share images but if you DM, I'm happy to point you to two in particular.

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