In collaboration with Museumand – The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, The Art of Black Hair is a celebration of afro hair and an exploration of hair styling as an art form.
Before Christmas New Art Exchange held a celebratory event where local communities shared their stories, memories and experiences of hair. The result is a series of photographic portraits and testaments that capture personal journeys, the daily ritual of hair styling, and the beauty of afro hair as an expression of creativity, imagination and heritage. The exhibition features a selection of hair memorabilia from Museumand's archives. Following the exhibition, this important piece of local research and documentation will join the collection of Museumand.
Free entry, all are welcome.
Book through New Art Exchange, 0115 924 8630, www.nae.org.uk
The exhibition will be open to the public at the NAE from January 14th - March 19th 2017.