Barbershops In Focus

June 12th-29th 2023
Open 12pm-5pm – Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Gil’s Barbershop
151 Dulwich Road
Herne Hill
SE24 0NG

Black Barbershops in Focus is a research project by Dr Karis Campion exploring how Black-owned barbershops function as community assets in their localities. The project uses ethnography, art and photography to capture barbershops through different perspectives. The exhibition is a culmination of the research, writing, artworks, images and artifacts that have emerged from the three strands of works so far.

The visual and textual elements invite you to explore the potential of the barbershop, as a generative community space, and to contribute towards our collective knowledge about the importance of barbershops in Black British culture. The multiple methods used to carry out the research hold a mirror up to the diverse qualities that characterise Black barbershops. As sites for debate, counsel, relaxation, creativity and culture, they provide fr more than just a haircut.

If you would like to know more about the research or get involved email:

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