In the mist of all the darkness surrounding killings of black men - both in the USA and UK, it's refreshing to highlight a positive spin on campaigning and challenging our social norms though 'art activism'... For the black community especially, this visual medium of campaigning couldn't be more apt to channel our frustrations into making a positive … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Why ‘Black Faces in White Spaces’ matter (VID)
We checked out the Degree Show at Camberwell College of Arts, and managed to speak with some of the artists whose work caught our eye - unapologetically re-claiming spaces conventionally used to address Eurocentric themes!
Zines are a great way of exploring topics in further detail or just sharing your thoughts as a starting point. Rudy Loewe is a queer non binary artist of colour whose drawings and and zines pack more than political innuendos... They make a political statement! https://youtu.be/wg2DP4zbo9Y Non-binary is Genderqueer term for gender identities that are not exclusively … Continue reading Questioning Identity, Gender and Sexuality… Rudy Loewe zine workshop tells it like it is!
"I'm chuffed to bits to be linked to this project. The work is wonderful" - Susan Orr, Dean of Learning/Teaching & Enhancement UAL. https://youtu.be/3sPhM91qmkE Filmed and edited by Kai Lutterodt. Watch the full video on our YouTube Channel and subscribe! Diversity Matters Exhibit opening view took place on the 2nd June at UAL High Holborn. The … Continue reading Diversity Matters Exhibit opening view and fundraiser evening #DMExhibit16
Graduates Futures Week 11th - 15th July is University of the Arts London's annual careers event that supports graduating students to get ahead in the creative industries. Led by UAL Careers and Employability in partnership with other UAL departments, staff and external organisations offering skills to help students develop employability and entrepreneurial skills, gain greater … Continue reading She Creates: Graduate Futures Week highlights Women of Colour in Graphic Design and Illustration
The workshop at Chelsea College of Arts last week focused on questioning "How Are UAL Doing On The Race/Diversity Front?" Facilitated by Tanicia Payne, UAL GEMS co-chair (Black staff network), the workshop was a safe space for students and non-students attending to voice their opinions and concerns without feeling intimidated or judged. https://youtu.be/hUlNkKrJFko Students from … Continue reading Diversity Matters Workshop at Chelsea
BFI African Odysseys present a preview of The Hard Stop + Q&A with director George Amponsah, co-writer/producer Dionne Walker, Stafford Scott, co-founder Broadwater Farm Defence Campaign, and Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville at BFI Southbank 11th July 2016! In 2011 Mark Duggan was killed by armed police in London, sparking a riot that spiralled into a week … Continue reading The Hard Stop Preview and Q&A // BFI 11th July 2016
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Diversity Matters is proud to present an exhibition fusing art, music, and film to celebrate and promote diversity and the discussion on race matters. Exhibitors, also from diverse backgrounds, include UAL students and staff as well as external practitioners who've applied through our open call. Join us on the 2nd June for the Private View … Continue reading Diversity Matters Exhibition 2016: The Exhibitors
If you're an amateur painter looking for exposure - this could be your chance to quite literally put some colour onto our screens if chosen to showcase your talent in an exciting new competition for 2016, brought to you by the BCC! Sophie Reid, assistant producer for BBC Painting Show, reached out to Diversity Matters for … Continue reading BCC Painting Show: Could this be YOUR chance to reflect our diverse society?