In 2021 seven forgotten canvases were discovered in a dark corner of The Brixton Recreation Centre by The Brixton Project.
We believe they may be paintings from the ‘Haiti High!’ exhibition that was shown here at the Brixton Art Gallery in 2004. Haiti High! presented for the first time in the United Kingdom, work from a collective of Haitian painters. Many of the 60 artists were self taught, trained in their family tradition, or trained at the Ecole Villa Art International in Port Au Prince. Their large paintings draw on traditional Haitian representations of everyday life through vibrant, colourful, abstracted patterns rendered rhythmically across the canvas.
We want to find out more about the identity of the artists and how these spectacular paintings ended up in the Rec. If you have any information we’d love to hear from you contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the artworks on display in The Lounge as part of our residency programme.
We all want to make it.
Make it in our chosen career. Maybe make it big.
Sometimes perhaps just make it to pay day.
But whatever our ambition, what unites us all is the desire to thrive, be recognised – and be supported.
And that’s what Lambeth’s Creative Enterprise Zone is all about. Supporting creative people to do amazing creative things without having to leave our amazingly creative corner of south London.
Because we all want to make it – of course – but more than that, we want to Make It in Brixton.
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