Organised and led by Jerome Ince-Mitchell, local resident and young emerging artist
Presented by HF ArtsFest and Link-Up Motive
The ‘Bush’ and Hammersmith and Fulham as a whole have a rich cultural history of people that have impacted British and world culture through sports, politics and the arts. This facilitated conversation aims to highlight the positivity of difference through the concept of Otherness and brings together three young artists/curators who have been working from inside art institutions addressing issues of representation and challenging institutional narratives. Local artists Jerome Ince-Mitchell is joined by speakers Sara Gulamali, Andrew Hart and Samboleap Tol.
Samboleap Tol conceives social spaces, meetings and playful encounters in order to think and feel her way around chance, togetherness and otherness. Tol has exhibited, performed and spoken at Tate Modern, The Lethaby Gallery and more.
Sara Gulamali is a recent graduate of Fine Art from Central Saint Martins. Her practice deals with the themes of migration, performativity and otherness within the institution, exploring her role as a Muslim, woman of colour. She is the co-founder of the online photography collective Muslim Sisterhood and with Tol, co-curated the first student led show The Age of New Babylon at the Lethaby Gallery.
Andrew Hart was born and raised in London. Hart is a current student of the M.A. Painting course at the Royal College of Art. Hart is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Painting and Sound, his practice extends to performance, installation, video, found objects, language, interrogating and researching ideas around identity, social interaction and activation. He has worked with ‘POC’ student groups at Chelsea College of Art, facilitating socially engaged, soundbased workshops at the RCA and recently commissioned to produce a family based sound and drawing workshop at Pump House Gallery Battersea. He has shown widelyand curated various shows across London and will be performing alongside Royal College of Art Royal Academy and Slade students in an upcoming sound event.
Jerome Ince-Mitchell is a London born artist who is in his final year on the M.A. Painting programme at the Royal College of Art. He has worked as a chess and art tutor and shown works at exhibitions around Britain and South Korea. Currently he is working with several organisations to discover new ways in which artists can work with their communities to facilitate a sustainable sense of agency. Jerome’s works take on many simultaneous forms of expression that he draws from at any given time. Each informing the other, these forms are rooted in his experiences of living in working-class London, and he uses painting, installation, curation and performance from a personal and artistic subject position. He explores concepts around Play and Otherness through which he participates in conversations around solitude, blackness, paint, structuralism and the psyche of the artist. Applying the role of curator to flush out ideas around structural linguist theories in relation to colours and slang, he uses one of his forms of expression to focus on new subjectivities that are diasporic and belong to a wider transatlantic Afro community that has a ‘living’ cultural impact on contemporary Britain and world culture.