The Amarachi Collection: Uncovering Grace through Chaos
Black Mind is following up the national #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek in May with a creativity and mental health inspired takeover of the Art Bypass Gallery, London in collaboration with Sweet 'Art. We are curating an exciting programme of culturally & trauma-informed live events including an indigenous Igbo queer feminine art exhibit, a live poetry opening party, 3 wellbeing workshops, collaborative painting & writing, Black-made books for sale and ongoing soul reading sessions. At the intersection of art, activism and mental health care – Black Mind brings you a radical peek under the mask.
During the exhibition period, Black Mind is using the gallery wall space to curate a debut exhibit of Amarachi Rachel’s first collection – Amarachi: Uncovering Grace through Chaos.
?Black Mind will also be featuring 2 healing arts products in the Sweet Art zine library; BadMind, a zine by Black Mind Artists and Little You by Rachel Nwokoro’s debut poetry collection.
?There will also be the opportunity for visitors to contribute to Make Your Mark: Collective poem creation. This will be a welcoming and ongoing open space where people can write collaborative insights from the space into the group poem on the Black Mind iPad or physically write/draw a reflection on our standing canvas. While unmasking through the week, we archive our thoughts on how creative practices can support a journey of homecoming, transformation and safe surrender. Reflecting with dialogue and drawings, we deconstruct the igbo meaning of “A huru m gi n’anya” - I love you and I see you – this year’s national mental health awareness week’s theme is loneliness; we ask - how can community better embrace vulnerability?
Under The Mask with Black Mind is a radical open space event inviting discussion, expression and community reflection that centres Black people while welcoming all. We are curating an interactive live poetry evening where the themes of masks and feminine mythology are explored with c
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Wed 25 May to Sun 29 May