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Black Presence, has been curated by artist Nahem Shoa, who has chosen a large selection of his striking oil paintings of black sitters, that will be shown alongside key portraits by a wide range of British artists from the 18th century to the present day. Nahem Shoa is especially keen to increase the number of positive images of black people in British art collections and has donated many of his own works to this effect. This exhibition includes, among others, work by Joshua Reynolds, Desmond Haughton and Sonia Boyce, as well as Allan Ramsay’s outstanding ‘Portrait of an African (probably Ignatius Sancho)’.
Some of the paintings in the exhibition are from The Atkinson’ collection and the contrast with Nahem’s work is immediately obvious. Historic images including those from The Atkinson’s collection tend to be negative and based on a limited number of stereotypes – Stephen Whittle, Principal Manager,
Nahem Shoa was born in London in 1968. His parents are from Jewish, Scottish, Yemeni, Eritrean, and Russian backgrounds and he grew up in Notting Hill, London one of Britain’s most culturally diverse neighborhoods. In his teens he worked as a graffiti artist before studying at Manchester Collage of Art, the Princes Drawing School and with Robert Lenkiewicz.
Shoa states, “Without all these friends sitting for me for free, who believed in me and my art I would have been unable to follow my artistic dream. I appreciate them giving so much of their valuable time by posing for me over long periods of time. I hope the final portraits and naked portraits are a fitting testimony to this shared passion and commitment.”
Desiree Sanderson speaks about the process of sitting for artist Nahem Shoa's painting DESIREE ON THE BED. She talks about friendship, racism, learning to love herself and how powerful she felt sitting for Nahem Shoa over many years.
Multiculturalism is now acknowledged as a fact of life in 21st century Britain. Shoa’s paintings of his friends are a unique contribution to celebrate this mix of race. The exhibition is on Saturday 21 September 2019 until Saturday 23 November 2019, open Mon – Sat, 10am – 4pm and is free entry. An illustrated catalogue of the exhibition will be available to purchase.
Other Worlds 2018 A painting (and video) by Nahem Shoa. Textures and paint take us on a storytelling Journey over three canvases. We are all part of Other Worlds.
Bridal Dress Alterations in London.Yvonne Reed alters and remodels Designer, Vintage Bridal and Wedding Dresses
See all the art made by Open Age members. Look at art made on an iPad. Tutor Myrna Shoa.
Strange Ways Stories are written and illustrated by artist and storyteller Myrna Shoa.
The 4 stories - The Sofa, The Marriage,
The Box of Chocolates and Rosie & the Iron Bar
are tales passed down through the generations about a family of immigrants living in Manchester in the early part of the last century. Grandfather Meyer and his family fled their native Dvinsk in Russia to begin a new life in Manchester. These tales of life in and around the Strangeways area present a cast of colourful characters, stunningly brought to life by Myrna's artistry. Printed in full colour. Price £6.50 each or buy the full set for £25.00". Gatehouse Books Publisher.
Take a look at Yaya Clothing London a clothing shop in the heart of London's Portobello Road Market.
Denise Ramsay Overall Olympic Lifter and President of Trinidad & Tobago Weightlifting Federation.
See her Olympic Lifting video made by Myrna Shoa.
Partners in Rhyme Royalty Free Music and Sound Effects
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Robert Poole shares his love of mountains, through walking, looking, listening and observing.
Along The Contours
See Artist/painter Nahem Shoa's mixed media animation, video.
Nahem Shoa's paintings of nuclear explosions are bursting with incident and continue with the theme of death. resurrection and transformation.
These inevitably draw on 'unreal' sources, photographs, TV and film as well as memory. More paintings by Nahem Shoa.
Take a look at artist Carloline Poole's pantings.
She paints, self-portraits, portraits, landscapes in Suffolk, Frigiliana, Spain and Africa.
Artist Nahem Shoa painted Caroline Poole part of his Giant Head series.
Timuchin Dindjer is a Creative Consultant, Producer and Trainer.
Timuchin collaborated with
Myrna Shoa on the film "What's so Special about Portobello".
Laurence Carbon operations Director
with Denise Ramsay Overall
of Zodiac Arts Sports 4 All
Zodiac Arts Sports 4 All: Martial Arts, Olympic and Paralympic Weightlifting and Boccia
Workshops one to one, or for groups in the community.
Sports Massage - Therapeutic Massage for individuals and club members.
Through his martial Arts training Laurence Carbon has developed his unique approach to special needs and sports.
He provides workshops for sports and recreation for children, young people and adults with special needs and disabilities particularily wheelchair users, in Greater London and the UK.