A Place at the Table

Adam Mvuh & Monika-Akila Richards

Archive Events & Talks (18 May 2019, 3.30pm - 4.30pm)
This intimate discussion for a small audience brings the personal stories of artists and activists into the gallery, enabling you to hear their stories at firsthand and ask questions.
Adam Mvuh is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the community in Gambia. Originally from Cameroon, Adam chose to braoden his artistic knowledge by visiting twelve African countries over an eleven-year period, to learn about the wide range of art and practices in Africa. Eventually settling in Gambia three years ago he began to put his vision for an artistic village into practice by initiating an artist collective in Gunjur. Involving musicians, painters and crafts people this project is socially beneficial as well as financially and environmentally sustainable, with artists learning building skills and landscaping for shelter as well as developing their chosen practice. The collective also offers activities for children and young people who are living in the area. More recently, Adam has opened a gallery in Burfo where the art and craft works produced by the collective (prints, clothing, jewellery, paintings, statues and masks) are sold. Monika-Akila Richards is a spoken word poet and writer based in Brighton & Hove. She has also worked for many years for Arts Council England, local authorites, and the community and voluntary sector to address gaps and under representation of services to diverse practitioners and communities. She met Adam Mvuh whilst performing at Mboka Literature Festival, Gambia.
A place at the table Adam Mvuh Monika Akila Richards

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