Central Saint Martins Window Gallery
LONDON
2/10/20 - 16/11/20
The Arts Students' Union Black History Month and beyond showcase celebrates the culture, creativity, and resilience of African-Caribbean artists at UAL.
Azul e Castanha  Collage Wall
This work originates from cultural nostalgia, mainly informed by family history, distinctive stories and ancestral tradition. Inspired by research and understanding of the Cape Verdean and Guinea- Bissau's cultural heritage, weaving community, fabric of experiences and indigenous practices. Focusing on the holistic history, of a disappearing traditional style of weaving in Cape Verde [Pano de terra] and Guinea- Bissau [Manjak pano], producing an interconnected narrative; like that of the handwoven intricate textiles; that defines the ethnic and cultural identity of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde. This collection, a source, an assemblage, an ode, a sign of recognition, a symbol of African craftsmanship, pays homage to the legacy of material social reality.
Curation: Amber Goneni.
Image 2: [Untitled] Azul e Castanha, 2020, Mixed media collage and Pen, 594x841mm
Image 3: [Untitled] Azul e Castanha, 2020, Mixed media collage, Marker, Watercolour and Crayon, 297x420mm
Image 4: [Untitled] Azul e Castanha, 2020, Paper collage and Watercolour, 297x420mm
Image 5: [Untitled] Azul e Castanha, 2020, Paper collage and Oil pastel, 297x420mm
Image 6: [Untitled] Azul e Castanha, 2020, Paper collage Pen and Fabric, 297x420mm
Image 7: [Untitled] Azul e Castanha, 2020, Mixed media collage, 297x420mm
Image 8: [Untitled] Azul e Castanha, 2020, Mixed media collage and Net sacks, 297x420mm.
Supporting Items: 
Music from Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, CD's and cassette's, 1993-2004
Ouril board game from Cape Verde, Carved wood and stones, 2005
Illustration print from Guinea Bissau, 1999
Manjack pano and Pano de pinte, Varied fabrics, 1973/1975/2000
Artisanal mask from Guinea Bissau, circa 1970.
All images are copyright UAL, and work shown is copyright to the student involved.