Gabrielle Smith graphic designer/founder of global Arts & Culture platform The:nublk and
visual Artist Kojo Owusu-Kusi aka Citizins are excited to announce the launch of a new
exhibition entitled ‘Children of the Gap’ which will delve into the multiplicity of ways in which
a new generation of artists explore and experience their journey of cultural duality.
The exhibition, which launched on Friday 25 March 2016 at the Centre for Better Health in
Hackney, will share the experiences of contemporary creatives who have often found
themselves bringing the gap between their experience of being born or raised in the
West whilst also being part of a more distant, but no less rich cultural
With their own heritage based in Grenada and Ghana, both closely identify as ‘Gap Kids’ and
collectively felt the need to provide a space in which experiences similar to their own can not
only be shared with their peers but with others interested in understanding how fellow
‘Children of the Gap’ visually express their stories.
Exhibition Dates: March 25th – April 25th
The month-long series of events will also include two film screenings at Maida Hill Place in
West London, which focus on the theme of cultural duality.
British-Ghanaians: Lost in Transalation, dir Pamela Sakyi (2015)
An investigative documentary, hosted by British Ghanaian TV presenter Ortis Deley (The
Gadget Show, Channel 5) who is on a quest to discover the root causes of dying Ghanaian
languages, within the British Ghanaian community, in London. Inspired by his own lack of
fluency in a Ghanaian language, he addresses the harsh impending reality that current 2nd,
3rd and future generations of British Ghanaians face: they are at a high risk of losing touch
with their languages, their cultural identity, heritage and history altogether.
Pressure, dir Horace Ové (1975)
“A product of its time, Horace Ové’s Pressure is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight
of disenchanted British-born Black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, a
bright school-leaver, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his
parents’ church-going conformity and his brother’s Black Power militancy. Although made
over 40 years ago, the issues and themes Pressure explores remain relevant to the Black
Tickets for the film screenings are £10 (£5 concs) can be purchased here