Writers Jeda Pearl and Courtney Stoddart and artist Kezia Lewis have co-curated a new exhibition Windrush Legacy Creative Reflections.
The project invited people of Caribbean descent based in Scotland to creatively explore our experiences, reflect on and celebrate our roots and our lives in Scotland, share cultural or personal stories and dream into our futures.
This project follows on from the Respect! Caribbean Life in Edinburgh exhibition and included two creative writing workshops to facilitate creating work for the exhibition.
30th September 2023 to 28th January 2024
Museum of Edinburgh
142-146 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DD (map)
Open Monday – Sunday, from 10am – 5pm
Supported by: Scottish BPOC Writers Network, Edinburgh Caribbean Association, Scottish Government and Museums and Galleries Edinburgh.
Poetry, prose and art from…
Co-Curators: Kezia Lewis, Jeda Pearl, Courtney Stoddart
Foreword: Lisa Williams, Founder of Edinburgh Caribbean Association
Anonymous, Phoenix Archer, Catherine Bissett, Dr Charmaine Blaize, Amadea Daley,
Sharon Farnum-Croome, Roshni Gallagher, Charlotte Grieve, Ashanti Harris, Kanika Leo,
Rhea Lewis, Tamzin McDonald, Zach McDonald, Jay Garfield Oliver, Luke Samuels,
Carmen R Lewis Thomson, and Isaac Thomson
Content Note: Among the joy, pride, honouring and celebration, some works explore racism, bereavement and related themes.
Two free collage workshops led by Kezia Lewis are on in December 2023:
2nd December, 2-4pm @ City Art Centre (free, ticketed): Memories of Home: Collage Art Workshop for people of Caribbean heritage, Black people and people of colour
7th December, 2-4pm @ City Art Centre (free, ticketed): Memories of Home: Collage Art Workshop open to everyone
More info about the project Windrush Legacy Creative Reflections.