In October of 2008, Graphic designer Gabrielle Smith set herself a challenge to blog about contemporary culture of the African Diaspora as a new approach to celebrating Black History Month in the UK. Through photographs, news articles, video, and profiles of young creatives – thenublack was formed.
Thenublack celebrates the creative talents of her generation – those born to parents of the African Diaspora who have had a path paved for them by their ascendants.
Although we may not have experienced first-hand the effects that many of those well known figures had on the world, there’s hope that we’re aspiring to be equally as great, as revolutionary and box breaking as they were and still are.
2010 will be the second year since thenublack was founded, and so to celebrate this, Thenublack will be putting on an art show in London, to display pieces of work from a range of contemporary artists of African descent.
Artists are asked to submit work which fit any of these themes:
+ Continuing a cultural legacy + Icons past and present + A nod to the past
+Celebrating contemporary Black culture +I am thenublack (see introduction)
Information for artists
Deadline for submissions: August 9th 2010
Notification of acceptance: August 15th 2010*
Exhibition dates: October 2010
*Selected artists will be responsible for delivering and collecting their artwork.
+ All forms of media are accepted
+ Up to 4 images per artist can be submitted
+ Please e-mail low-res samples of your work (or include any web links)
+ Include image title, dimensions, media, and year.
Along with you submission, artists are asked to submit:
+ Bio (200 words or less)
+ Artist statement (description of how your work ties in with thenublack ethos)
(up to 200 words)
+ CV/Resume (optional)
For more information and to submit artworks please contact Gabrielle Smith firstname.lastname@example.org