Nottingham Contemporary - Radical Black Art Working Convention Revisited

This two-day event will present a panel discussion, talks, debates, performance and music revisiting some of the conversations that took place in the 1984 Radical Black Art Working Convention in Nottingham. It brings together artists, musicians, art professionals, students, activists and communities from Nottingham and beyond. 
The original Working Convention's main objective was to reflect on an “examination of contemporary Black Art, highlighting its successes and failures relative to the economic, social and political realities faced by the Black Community, both in this country and worldwide”.
Table 5 – Black women, representation and mental health by Nicole Crentsil 
By channelling the Black British female experience this workshop aims to create an open dialogue about mental heath within our community. In what ways does representation affect our visibility as Black women? How can we further support and facilitate safe spaces? Can art & creativity be a facilitator in both challenging stigma and sparking this much needed conversation? 
Table facilitator: Nicole Crentsil
Nicole Crentsil is a Ghanaian-born London-based curator, facilitator, designer and artist. She completed her BA in Production Design from Nottingham Trent University and is a Brand and Marketing Executive and founder-curator of Unmasked Women, a platform and exhibition channeling the Black British female experience through creatives, with a focus on mental health and well-being within black communities. Her aim is to find collaborative methods to create spaces for BAME communities in the arts. Recent projects include an exhibition at the V&A, a panel discussion at Tate Britain and a lecture at TEDxUCLWomen. http://www.un-masked.com/

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