My heart will always be in Brixton
2019 – End date tbc due to COVID-19 2020 Solo Show / Residency, Lambeth Town Hall, London, United Kingdom
As part of the Lambeth Town Hall Art Programme, Linett Kamala developed artworks in response to the activism of Olive Morris, with a focus on the pressing issues of mental health and wellbeing for young people today.
Morris was committed to fighting social injustice and passionate about helping to improve the lives of others in her local area. She once said “My heart will forever be in Brixton”.
Special opening event: With guest speakers A’sha Morris, Cllr Sonia Winifred & Kelly Foster (Remembering Olive Collective) – 30 October 2019
Artist talk: Linett Kamala in conversation with Bolanle Tajudeen – Monday 24 February 2020
Lambeth Town Hall foyer, 1 Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 1RW
Opening hours: Please check Lambeth Town Hall website
Excellence – Celebrating Pioneering Headteachers
2018 Solo Show, Roehampton University Library, London, United Kingdom
Title: All I want to do… (Detail)
42.0cm x 59.4cm
Mixed media on card
‘Excellence – Celebrating pioneering Headteachers’
The exhibition features Tony O’Connor, Beryl Gilroy, Yvonne Conolly and Betty Campbell who were first appointed as Headteachers in Britain during the 1960s and 1970s.
Part One: Monday 29th October 2018 until Friday 8th November 2018
Part Two: The exhibition will return on Monday 10th December 2018 until end January 2019
The 12 panel display includes abstract calligraffiti prints based on quotations. Other art pieces in the exhibition include paper fortune game sculptures, which were popular with British school children during the era when the featured Headteachers were appointed, as well as enlarged pencils covered with words reminiscent of script written by teachers with white chalk on blackboards.
Alongside the installation is a display of books and pamphlets significant to theme selected from the Roehampton Library collection
Exhibition address: University Library, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5SZ
Opening hours (Term Time): Weekdays 8.00am – midnight & Weekends 10.00am – 9.00pm
Library phone enquiries +44 20 8392 3770
Voices from the Front Line
2018 Group show, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London, United Kingdom
Title: Courage – Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision
152.5cm x 122cm – POA
Mixed media on canvas
Voices from the Front Line explores an important aspect of Brixton’s heritage which is the political
and social history of Railton road, known for being home to the Caribbean community in the
post Windrush period and site of social uprisings in the 1980’s.
Against a backdrop of increasing gentrification and social change the project aims to document the sites, personalities and events which have shaped the area. As part of the investigation into this once contested space, beyond, during and after the 1980s the project asks: ‘What characterises the spirit of Railton Road, and, what does the space now mean for people who visited and lived on the street?’
The exhibition includes art created by artists who responded to the local and national
archival material about Railton Road.
For me the characteristics of courage, resilience, determination and cooperation sum up the spirit of Railton Road. When researching the archives for this project I choose as my starting point Olive Morris, the inspirational community activist of 1970s Britain, who died at the young age of 27 leaving behind a significant legacy of activism.
2017 Group show, Darnley Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Title: Still Standing – Private collection
29cm x 42cm
Drawing – oil pastel, coloured pencil and gel pen on card
This artwork is part of FORWARD’s Artist Unite to End female genital mutilation (FGM) project Hidden Scars, an exhibition exploring harmful practices such as FGM, child marriage and issues affecting African girls and women, both in Africa and in the global African diaspora.
State of Education (South Kilburn Chapter)
2017 Group show, South Kilburn Studios, London, United Kingdom
2017 – Present: An on-going creative project, based on 24 years of research, highlighting important issues affecting young people and leaders working within education.
Selected works from launch event.
1999 – Solo Exhibition
198 Gallery, London, United Kingdom
An extensive rare body of work inspired by the 1990s Jamaican / U.K. dance hall music scene which Linett was not only a part of, but one of a handful of artists who gained access to document what was at the time an underground cultural movement, via photos, sketches and large scale paintings.