T A P E PRESENTS ‘CEREMONY’: Pop up art exhibit and market of Black creatives and creators, celebrating Black History Month 2020.
Saturday 24th October, 2020,11:00-17:00, Free Entry
T A P E is a South London based film collective fighting for a more inclusive film industry, founded by Angie Moneke and Isra Al Kassi. T A P E are collaborating with Beckenham Place Mansion to celebrate Black History Month for a cross event of a pop-up exhibition and market of Black creatives and creators on Saturday 24th October, called ‘Ceremony’. The exhibition will be a mix of moving image, photography and paintings, alongside a market, giving visitors a chance to discover emerging Black artists and creators.
‘Ceremony’ is a free entry event. Social distancing measures will be in place and visitors are to follow signage and wear a face mask at all times.
Exhibitors at ‘Ceremony’ include:
Habiba Nabisubi, a South London multi-media artist with a degree in Illustration, displaying and selling her delightful black hair illustrations. Habiba is a Mentee on the Pathways Into Children’s Publishing course.
Anthony Jones, fine art photographer and photo-montage artist. Anthony will be displaying and selling prints.
Munyaradzi Chidakwa is a Zimbabwean born, London based creative with a strong foundation in design, photography and poetry. Munya will be displaying photography.
Fatima Kamara is an Italian photographer and artist who will be displaying photographs captured at this year’s Black Lives Matter protest in London.
There will be short films and moving image projected on the day, including Shakira Francis’ directorial debut, a short film called ‘4C’ which is currently streaming on T A P E’s new platform Good Wickedry. ‘4C’ follows a young girl’s journey to loving her afro hair just as it is. Shakira Francis is a Luton-based Director, Writer and Actor. She graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015 with an MA in Acting for Screen. Her journey as an actress in the industry inspired her to write as she wanted to create more roles for women.
About ‘Ceremony’, Angie Moneke commented, “We are excited for another classic T A P E cross arts event which goes beyond film and is a ceremony of exhibition, moving image and a craft market.”
Isra Al Kassi said, “We’re thrilled that there are so many talented and local Black creatives who are taking part and can’t wait to welcome people in to see their art and support local business on the day. Now more than ever it’s key to recognise the business behind art and exhibitions and supporting the people who create it.”
A spokesperson for the Mansion, Helen said, “Black History Month is a time to shine a light on the full British story and celebrate today’s Black talent, plus all future possibilities in the arts. To learn, our first step is to listen and to understand the experiences of the whole community. That’s why we’re thrilled to be partnering with TAPE; a female collective championing diversity and inclusion in the film industry. We’re very excited to see what they have curated for ‘Ceremony’ at Beckenham Place Mansion.”
Angie and Isra met as Young Programmers at the Barbican in 2013 and founded T A P E in 2015 as a response to the lack of representation on screen; wanting to platform the variety of under-served films. They bring exciting screenings to a South London audience, championing the forgotten could-be cult films of the festival circuit and programmes of women of colour both behind and in front of the camera.