The ceremonious act of graduating from an institution is a symbolic and momentous occasion for many immigrant parents and their offspring. Unfortunately due to survival we’re socialised to think “the arts” typically do not fall into the category of a legitimate career path. We’re determined to reclaim the “graduation” process and remodel it into something accessible for all as well as truly beneficial.
The BBZ BLK BK: Alternative Graduate Show challenges what it means for artists to identify as they do and also what the qualities of the work are beyond its Blackness and its Queerness.
A yearly show open to the public for submissions and held at Copeland Park & Bussey Building in Peckham. Giving Queer Black artists the opportunity and platform to have their work seen and critiqued by a panel of highly respected artists, press and influential galleries. As well as meet and work with other artists during the process.
Free & Open to the Public daily from 22nd August to 31st August:
12PM - 7PM: Mon - Fri
10AM - 7PM: Sat & Sun
Hosted & Produced by BBZ:
An ever-evolving curatorial & creative production collective born, raised and based in South East London with roots in nightlife and clubbing culture.
Prioritising the experiences of queer womxn, trans folk and non binary people of colour in all aspects of their work, they provide physical and online platforms for this specific community.
They work to democratise access to public institutions and challenge insitutionalised behaviours to diversify.
Copeland Road London, SE15 3SN