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Layers Of Self Exhibition: Black History Month

  • The NINES 133 Copeland Road London, England, SE15 3SN United Kingdom (map)
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Designer and artist Jawara Alleyne announces for one night only the exhibition Layers Of Self: Exploring The Identity Of A Caribbean Man with a host of collaborations and pertinent locations.

The curation of works by Caribbean and British artists, hopes to expand on the discourse of what it means to be a Caribbean man, an African man, a black man; within today’s society in order to invite progression within Caribbean, African and black communities.

Collaborating with business owners in Peckham, Jawara aims to highlight the importance of these businesses in capsuling Caribbean, African and black heritage and culture.

The exhibition takes place on October 27th 2017 from 6:30 on Blenheim Grove Peckham in a host of (marked) Afro hair and nail salons and The Nines Copeland Park, closing Black History Month by acknowledging, celebrating and discussing our part in the development of our own history and culture.

Gallery Opening Time: 6:30

Locations: Marked shops on Blenheim Grove & The NINES (Copeland Park)

Fashion Show Time: 8:30

Location: The NINES (Copeland Park)


Aava (Photographer): Aava’s collaboration with Jawara see’s the duo exploring the Caribbean family. Commenting on the importance of all components of a family in the absence of the father figure.

Aminah (Sound Artist) x Britaney (DJ): Aminah and Britaney’s sound piece speaks directly to the way men perceive and represent themselves in the Caribbean communities.

Akeim (Dancer): The piece Windows Of Displacement explores Akeim’s identity as a Caribbean man through poetry and movement. The piece comments on the movement of People. Africans and Caribs alike.

Jawara (Designer): Jawara’s collection Layers Of Self explores what it means for him to be a Caribbean man. Commenting on the complexities in the layers that make up who we are as individuals.

Nadia (Photographer): Nadia’s work explores Caribbean culture and identity through people and self-portraits. Her piece looks at freedom and masculinity through the eyes of the adolescent.

Richard (Graphic Designer): Richard’s work explores the cultural poetics and politics of life in Trinidad and Tobago. Addressing the topic of brutality against black men and the world of the streets in Trinidad and Tobago.

Rohan (Poet): Rohan’s work consistently examines the identity of Black men in today’s world.

Theo (Stylist): Theo’s work explores politics within culture expressed through topics such as masculinity and the representation of people of color within creative media.

Earlier Event: October 26
BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl)
Later Event: October 27
DJ: From The Forest Recordings