Shades of Noir ..
Sculptor & Turner Prize Nominee Yinka Shonibare MBE / Creative of Quite Storm Trevor Robinson OBE
The Shades of Noir project was inspired and developed by the personal and cultural journeys of Aisha Richards and Nathaniel Richard. Throw into the equation Turner Prize winner Cinematographer and Photographer Steve McQueen who represented Britain at the 2009 Venice Biennale and you have a project created to represent the individuality of the person, the Black experience and the creative journey to success.
Professor Andrew Ramroop OBE Saville Row Tailor
Shades of Noire is an exhibition that celebrates the Black contribution to academic and professional Britain, extending beyond Black History Month from 9th November 2009 until 21st November 2009 at London College of Communication. The main theme that runs throughout all the works being exhibited are verbalising and communicating personal identity of 'self'. Taking the message to a wider community and leaving a permanent mark is the historical project ‘The Legacy Book’ a book produced for and is part the exhibition.
Knitwear Designer Patricia Williams
As an artifact, the book includes images, time lines and stories of everyone involved in the project offering messages of inspiration, words of encouragement and advice for young people. The idea is to raise their aspirations and to chase their dreams. To give you an idea of whose involved in the Legacy Book Lord Victor Adebowale, Alexander Amosu, Baroness Amos,
Cllr Mary Foulkes OBE, Michelle Ogundehin Editor of ELLE-Decoration, Angelina Purcell MBE and Baroness Lola Young.
For more information .. contact Aisha Richards, Lorna Stewart or Nathaniel Richards