We want to use our space to support local emerging artists and showcase the diversity of Hackney and East London. This exhibition is the result of an open call for East London based artists to submit their artwork and we have selected seven talented artists to join it.
Artist Sabrina Tirvengadum says: “The piece displayed here is a homage to my great grandmother. After 14 years I went back to see my family in Mauritius and whilst out there I learned that my great grandmother was a maid for the Marrier d’Unienville family. I also learned the French aristocratic surname is in my DNA. Mauritius has an indentured history that isn’t spoken about and a lot of people from my generation would agree that our family doesn’t like to talk about the past. My new pieces focus on recording and telling those untold stories to help define our identities. I collaborated with artist Mark Allred to use the family photo, AI image generator and digital painting.”
Sabrina’s work has been shortlisted for The Small File Photo Festival at the Photographers’ Gallery, and is featured in this online gallery.