Vision and Voice
We took our name from some words by artist Gavin Jantjes, spoken at the Black Visual Arts Conference on 12th April 1986. These words remain relevant today.
“A black visual art is an innovative expression of a particular reality – a reality set in the framework of specific cultural and historic forces. These are: cultural domination by Western Eurocentrism and marginality to it; the experience of exploitation, appropriation, slavery, inequality and racism; and the long and abominable history of colonialism. A black art emerges from this framework and is vitalised by these forces.”
Gavin Jantjes, 1986