Curated by Babylon Young Curator Olu Taiwo, the exhibition will be formed of new work created by artists and groups from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and communities residing in the UK. Their work will be responding to and interrogating the powerful declaration, ‘I Matter’, and its recent complex iterations.
Olu Taiwo is currently taking part in the Babylon Young Curators Programme; a year-long professional development opportunity for young people aged 18 – 25. As a Babylon Young Curator, Olu is presenting an exhibition called ‘I Matter’ at Babylon Gallery in Ely, from 9 April – 3 May 2021.
Work is currently being sought from approximately 10 – 15 artists that best portray the theme. The call out is still open for applications and you can read more about the opportunity and how to take part in the exhibition here.
Works should excite, inspire and entertain a diverse audience of all ages. In particular, the Curator is concerned to showcase work that connects to the importance of diversity as it relates to local traditions, customs, crafts or stories and portrays the skills and creativity of artists and creative practitioners.