Reframe: The Residency Exhibition 19th July 2023 – 27th August 2023 Southbank Centre Part of Planet Summer Reframe Studios, Queen Elizabeth Hall
London-based creative studio Treatment, has announced its latest project with the Southbank Centre – in the design of an exhibition aimed at empowering the UK’s next generation of black and black mixed heritage creatives. Open now until August 27, ‘Reframe: The Residency Exhibition’is an immersive show featuring climate-focused work by 77 talented black and black mixed heritage artists across the UK.
Supported by Apple and produced by the Southbank Centre with Factory International in Manchester, Birmingham City University’s STEAMhouse and Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham, Reframe is part of Apple’s global Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. Reframe is a powerful initiative that seeks to give a platform to the UK’s black and black mixed heritage creatives to address and dismantle the systemic barriers to career development often faced in the arts and creative industries.
Designed by Treatment, the multi-surface installation created a dynamic canvas for the collaborative body of climate-focused work by artists from Manchester, Birmingham, and London, curated by renowned photographer Misan Harriman, Chair of the Southbank Centre. The free immersive installation combines film, photography, music, and sound design, which offers a unique perspective on the climate emergency, grounded in the cultural backgrounds of the artists.
Through stunning visuals and soundscapes presented in the Southbank Centre’s new exhibition space Reframe Studios, Reframe: The Residency Exhibition reflects on the urgent need for collective action in tackling the environmental challenges society is currently confronting.
Founded by Sam Pattinson and renowned designer Willie Williams, Treatment is an award-winning creative studio working across art and entertainment. Known for creating experiences for live music tours, art installations and experiential spaces, Treatment’s impressive portfolio of clients includes the likes of U2, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Adele. Through their work, Treatment is passionate about helping the next generation of designers throughout the UK.
For the past three years, Treatment has been running its own educational programme dedicated to empowering talented young creatives to find their path in the industry. In April 2023, Treatment partnered with the youth organisation Mary’s which specialises in supporting young people impacted by serious youth violence. Since then, Mary’s and Treatment have been collaborating on a compelling short film that highlights the vibrant personalities of each young person, celebrating the tight-knit community fostered by the organisation.
All video and audio artwork for Reframe: The Residency Exhibition was created by the following artists:
Jiggs aka Divin Nzessie Leah Moses David Sanya Amarinda Smith Justine Luaba ELLE FIERCE Canaan Brown Daniel Adesina Christian Emanuel Kyle Douglas aka SKCAVA Kchanna Gayle Taniya Dore Candice Nembhard Carden Stapleton Vyannah Campbell-Rose Solomon Smith Cassius Ngwenya Sharon Chance Ryan Dre Sinclair Madi Saskia aka Madison Hall Jamal Lloyd Davis Vic Moyosola Tyger Blue aka Tyger Gill Luca Nembhard Adedamola Bademosi Piripa Kadi Diallo J-Jai Allison Cherise Hewitt Robbie Spotswood Liz Naomi Matthew Beezer Iman Villaruel Stefon Grant Kareyni Davis Four Five Six Ward-Tucker Tracy L.M. Sejahari Saulter-Villegas Soipan Leteyio Kes Eccleston Hannah Oliver Tayo Adekunle
Anna Gatti Pierrini The Black Esper aka Oba Moyo nella aka Ornella Botteri Ade Balogun Celine Pierron Stephen Akinyemi Audrey Damier Stee Moglie Yvonne Shelling Charles Mensah Khevyn ‘BE’ Ibrahim Izzy Odelola Omari Taylor Shemel Rose-Thompson Joshua R Drakes Deela aka Adeola Oni Papa Nii Akushey Quaye Micah Stalgic aka Alapelode Oluwatobi Hannah Njoroge Ronke Jane Adelakun Claire Muhlawako Madzura Linda Wachaga Alpha Twang Benedicte Tshepela Solomon Hughes Monique Nsiah Ruby Ramelize Femi Tahiru Nico Walker WezLee Timon Benson David Rey Filipe Rosario Da Silva Superlative aka Corey Brown LINTD aka Iyun Yemi-Shodimu
Reframe: The Residency Exhibition is open now and ends August 27. More information and free tickets can be found here.
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