‘Excellence’ – an art exhibition curated by artist and educator Linett Kamala for Roehampton University Library (October 2018 and beyond)
About the Artist
Linett Kamala (b. 1970, London, U.K.) is unique as an artist, having progressed to the top of the education profession in an executive position for a multi-academy trust whilst still working as a creative. Her mainly monochrome paintings merge abstraction with expressive hand script. Her on-going project ‘State of Education’ takes the British education system as its focus and aims to raise awareness of academic research and educational policies, whilst highlighting forgotten or untold stories.
Further information about her work can be found via www.linettkamala.com or www.instagram.com/linett_kamala
Part One: ‘Excellence – An art exhibition celebrating pioneering Headteachers’ opens on Monday 29th October 2018 and remain up until Friday 8th November 2018, to coincide with our BAME Employability Event: Supporting students into employment Tuesday, 30 October 2018, Duchesne Building 3pm -6.30pm and the BAME Students’ Conference: Faces in the Crowd, Wednesday 7th November 2018, Portrait Room 1:30pm – 6:30pm.
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. 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 including:
- ‘Education For All’ A summary of the Swann report (Runnymede Research Report)
- Black Britain (Chris Mullard)
- How the West Indian Child is made Educationally Sub-normal in the British School System (Bernard Coard)
- The Education of the Black Child – The Myth of Multiracial Education (Maureen Stone)
- The West Indian Language Issue in British Schools – Challenges and responses (V.K. Edwards)
- Education for a Multicultural Society – Evidence to the Swann Committee of Inquiry submitted by the National Union of Teachers
- The Black Explosion in British Schools (Farruk Dhondy and Barbara Beese and Leila Hassan)
- Black Britain: A Photographic History (Paul Gilroy)
Part Two: The exhibition will return on Monday 10th December 2018 until end January 2019. During this period there will be an opportunity to meet the artist Linett Kamala and attend a discussion workshop event for Roehampton students and educators. Details of this will follow separately.
‘Excellence – An art exhibition celebrating pioneering Headteachers’ has been initiated by Marilyn Holness OBE, Deputy Director for the School of Education at Roehampton University along with support from Jacqueline Lewis, Elena Kosmala, Ka-Ming Pang, Sara Hafeez and Sue Chamberlain.
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
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