After the unprecedented success of Black Sheroes Month at Ugly Duck, earlier this month, Lon-art.org have partnered with Studio 73, at Brixton Village, to end their Black Sheroes Month programme on the highest note: Rachelle Romeo’s solo exhibition.
Sheroes is a collaborative project that uses creative expression to give a voice to and turn our eyes towards silenced and overlooked heroines – sheroes – throughout herstory, and offer inspiring female role models for us all. Black Sheroes Month, Lon-art’s fourth social exhibition, gives continuity to Sheroes, now with a focus on heroines within the black community.
One of the artists that exhibited at Black Sheroes Month, North London artist Rachelle Romeo produces expressive mixed media works, primarily employing embroidery techniques. Recent exhibitions include Hundred Year Gallery (2017), Reel Rebels Music Studios (2017, 2018) and Hackney Town Hall (2018).
Rachelle Romeo will also lead an art workshop, during which she will explain the history behind some of the women from The Windrush Generation, while encouraging the audience to create pieces of cross-stitch. After the workshop, Rachelle will create a patchwork with all the pieces made by the participants.