CV

EDUCATION

-MA Visual Communication @ Royal College of Art, 2015-2017

-BA Design for Graphic Communication @ University of the Arts London (LCC), 2012-2015

-Foundation Diploma in Art & Design @ University of the Arts London (LCC), 2011-2012

 

 

ResidencIES

-Royal College of Art X Carneys Community, July-September 2018

-Lime wharf, October 2017

–British Council X CONNECT//ZA X Collab NOWNOW @ Fak’ugesi Festival Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2017

–Royal College of Art x Premium fantasy @ Doomed gallery, May-June 2016

 

Awards

Winner

2017 Quentin Blake Narrative Drawing Prize 

 

Commisions

British Council

Tate

Victoria & Albert Museum

Southbank centre

Barbican

The Princes Trust

ASOS

CREATE

Royal College of Art

University of the Arts London

University of Central Lancashire

Wolverhampton art gallery

Graeæ Theatre

AFROPUNK

Making For Change

Paper Birds Theatre Company

Africa Writes

The Complete Works

Peckham Platform

The Yard theatre

The Impact hub

State of Fashion

 

 

Workshops

- Olivia Twist @ Carneys Community X RCA, August 2018

Bike customisation

Come dine with me

An introduction tot Lino Printing

T-shirt printing

Participants aged 11 - 17

–V&A Friday late; THREADS @ Victoria and Albert museum, August 2018

Lineage; Collage making 

Participants aged 13 +

- Olivia Twist @ OPO Workshop, July 2018

The best artists aren’t dead, Drawing challenges

Participants aged 4 - 8

- Olivia Twist @ Blackhorse Workshop, January 2018

#GetIntoDigital with The Princes Trust & Create; An introduction to digital art

Participants aged 16 - 25

-The Missing Chapter Collective @ Tate Modern, November 2017

But we are still here; Zine making 

Participants aged 10+

-Olivia Twist @ Rosetta art centre, November 2017

Outchea, Story telling via Instagram

Participants aged 25 - 65

–V&A Friday late; QUIDS IN @ Victoria and Albert museum, March 2017

The counterfeit counter;  Imitation regalia making 

Participants aged 13 +

–V&A Friday late ; Gal-dem (expanded) @ Stratford arts centre, February 2017

The makers market  

Participants aged 16 + 

–V&A Friday late; Gal-dem @ Victoria and Albert museum, October 2016

Our naked truths; Life drawing 

Participants aged 18 - 30

–The Missing Chapter @ Peckham platform, October 2016

Strike a pose; Studio portraiture

Participants aged 8 - 13

–Black British Girlhood @ The impact hub, October 2016

Exploring artist legacies

Participants aged 18 - 24

–Black British Girlhood X Unmasked women @ CoolTan Arts, September 2016

Patchwork truths; Oral history 

Participants aged 40 + 

–Black British Girlhood @ Peckham platform, July 2016

Collaborative zine making 

Participants aged 13 - 16 

–SXWKS x ReachOut UK 2014

Spoken word

Participants aged 11 - 13

–SXWKS X ReachOut UK 2014

Creative writing

Participants aged 11 - 13

 

Talks

-Open Dialogues @ Central Saint Martins (UAL), March 2018

–Road Gals LDN @ Richmix Cultural Foundation, January 2017

–RS Haus - Girl; Race, Feminism and religion in art @ St. Anne's, January 2017

–Identity @ Barbican young visual arts group, July 2016

-Representation; RDP Symposium @ RCA, April 2016

–Artist talk; The Missing Chapter showcase @ Autograph-ABP, January 2016

–Artist talk; Diaspora Britain @ Millennium point, October 2015

 

EXHIBITIONS

-AFROPUNK;Resist @ 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, August 2018

-Reconstructing Practice @ Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, USA, July 2018

-Goldfish Bowl @ Battersea Arts Centre, June 2018

-Yellow zine; Issue#2 Launch @ 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, May 2018

-Normal to Dissent @ Lethaby Gallery, April 2018

-Basis Zine Launch @ Peckham Levels, April 2018

-Open Dialogues @ Central Saint Martins (UAL), March 2018

-Can't win_Don't Try X Defining Sessions @ The Old Blue Last, February 2018

–ColabNOWNOW X British Council @ Faku'gesi African Digital innovation Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa,  September 2017

–Whats next? @ Centre for Recent Drawing, September 2017

–5 to 12 by SXWKS @ The Freeword centre, September 2017

–RCA SHOW '17 @ Royal college of art, July 2017

–WE ARE HERE @ Alev lenz Studio, July 2017

–3:45 Herstory @ Wolverhampton art gallery, June 2017

–Draw @ Hockney Gallery, May 2017

–Afroportraitism @ Republic gallery, May 2017

–Seen and Unseen @ University of Central Lancashire, April 2017

–Belief and Beyond Belief festival @ Southbank centre, March 2017

–Work in Progress @ Royal College of art, January 2017

–Aint I beautiful? @ The job centre Deptford, November  2016

–Decolonise not diversify @ Impact hub (Birmingham), October 2016

–Smokey tails. Hoxton, October 2016

–BBG SHOOBZ @ Buster mantis, August 2016

–Brick and salt @ French Riviera, August 2016

–Bare Fuckeries @ T Chance's Tottenham, July 2016

–National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education @ San Francisco (USA), June 2016

–Ridley Road Records @ Doomed gallery, May 2016

–See them @ Ridley road market, May 2016

–Secret 2016 @ Royal College of Art, April 2016

–Research Design Publish @ Royal College of Art, April 2016

–The Missing Chapter @ Autograph-ABP, January 2016

–Black history Festival @ Chelsea School of Art, November 2015

–An ode to Black British artistry @ Hoxton Basement, October 2015

–Diaspora Britain @ Millennium Point (Birmingham), October 2015

–Makeba @ Richmix centre, September 2015

–Acts of looking; Africa Utopia @ Southbank centre, September 2015

–SXWKS presents DREALITY @ The Bussey Building, August 2015

–Black British Girlhood @ Centre for better mental health, July 2015

–Input>Output; Degree show @ LCC (UAL), June 2015

–All that Jazz @ Stage3 Hackney Empire, January 2015

–SXWKS @ The Rag factory, August 2014

–WE ARE HERE @ Alev lenz Studio, July 2017

–3:45 Herstory @ Wolverhampton art gallery, June 2017

–Draw @ Hockney Gallery, May 2017

–Afroportraitism @ Republic gallery, May 2017

–Seen and Unseen @ University of Central Lancashire, April 2017

–Belief and Beyond Belief festival @ Southbank centre, March 2017

–Work in Progress @ Royal College of art, January 2017

–Aint I beautiful? @ The job centre Deptford, November  2016

–Decolonise not diversify @ Impact hub (Birmingham), October 2016

–Smokey tails. Hoxton, October 2016

–BBG SHOOBZ @ Buster mantis, August 2016

–Brick and salt @ French Riviera, August 2016

–Bare Fuckeries @ T Chance's Tottenham, July 2016

–National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education @ San Francisco (USA), June 2016

–Ridley Road Records @ Doomed gallery, May 2016

–See them @ Ridley road market, May 2016

–Secret 2016 @ Royal College of Art, April 2016

–Research Design Publish @ Royal College of Art, April 2016

–The Missing Chapter @ Autograph-ABP, January 2016

–Black history Festival @ Chelsea School of Art, November 2015

–An ode to Black British artistry @ Hoxton Basement, October 2015

–Diaspora Britain @ Millennium Point (Birmingham), October 2015

–Makeba @ Richmix centre, September 2015

–Acts of looking; Africa Utopia @ Southbank centre, September 2015

–SXWKS presents DREALITY @ The Bussey Building, August 2015

–Black British Girlhood @ Centre for better mental health, July 2015

–Input>Output; Degree show @ LCC (UAL), June 2015

–All that Jazz @ Stage3 Hackney Empire, January 2015

–SXWKS @ The Rag factory, August 2014