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The African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora opens its doors from 19 – 30 September
September 13, 2012 | Vision Newspaper |
Since its debut in September 2010 as partner of the London Design Festival, the three year African & African- Caribbean Design Diaspora programme (www.aacdd.org) organised by the London-based British European Design Group (www.bedg.org) has brought together and exhibited more artists and designers of African and African-Caribbean origin from more countries and more creative disciplines than any other previous single initiative of this kind.
The title of this year’s AACDD Bargehouse Festival ‘Untold Gold’ places the outstandingly beautiful and original work of more than 150 artists and designers from the UK, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean within the unique backdrop and raw space of Bargehouse, London.
All five floors of the listed Bargehouse building, opposite the Oxo Tower on the Southbank will be devoted to showcasing exceptional works from creatives of African and African-Caribbean descent.
Disciplines represented will include fine art, sculpture, design, graphic design, photography, multimedia and music, architecture, furniture, lighting, ceramics, fashion and fashion accessories, jewellery and beauty, as well as live music and other performances. Jamaican Maroon artist Frank Lumsden will showcase his art installation Camouflage and the architects Herman and Fola Morgan from Trinidad & Tobago will display their Transatlantic Slave Trade Memorial.
The AACDD project will create its own legacy, by highlighting the talents of new and emerging artists and designers, many of whom have not had the opportunity to showcase their works before.
Oxo Tower Wharf
London SE1 9PH
September 19 – 30