Black Art & Design is a space to explore the work of emerging and established black creatives in the arts. 

Belinda Zhawi on Creativity and Rest

Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean born writer, sound artist & educator based in London. Her work explores Afro-diasporic research & narratives; how art & education can be used as intersectional

Belinda Zhawi on Creativity and Rest

Being More Yourself

Musician and Illustrator Sarina Leah on leaning into yourself and truly being yourself.

Being More Yourself

Ayanna Witter-Johnson On Intention And Purpose As An Artist

My creativity is not outside of myself, it’s a flow that I can tap into every day and the more often I tune in, the more connected to my soul and my purse

Ayanna Witter-Johnson On Intention And Purpose As An Artist

Khanyisile Mbongwa to curate the Liverpool Biennial in 2023

Khanyisile Mbongwa to curate the Liverpool Biennial in 2023

Her long standing curatorial concerns around care and repair will be vital in thinking about new futures together with the city

Meet London-based Director, Artist and Storyteller Leian John-Baptiste.  

Meet London-based Director, Artist and Storyteller Leian John-Baptiste.  

“I think storytelling is a playful, powerful medium that has the power to open hearts, inspire minds, challenge perspectives or offer new ones.” 

Could Art Be The Antidote We Need Right Now?

Could Art Be The Antidote We Need Right Now?

Abigal Sewell On The Intentionality And Connectedness Of Creativity.

Photo credit/caption:filipwolak...:  Filip Wolak, color photo of a dark skinned black man bent over in a long arabesque wearing a white jacket and durag. 

Jerron Herman On Art & The Joy Of Advocacy

“When I think about how I can contribute to society, art provides the best container for impactful viscerality.”

FRANK BOWLING WINS 2022 WOLFGANG HAHN PRIZE

FRANK BOWLING WINS 2022 WOLFGANG HAHN PRIZE

The Museum Ludwig will acquire his 2020 acrylic-on-canvas work Flogging the Dead Donkey

City of London U-turn on historic statues means slave trader sculptures will stay in place

City of London U-turn on historic statues means slave trader sculptures will stay in place

William Beckford and John Cass figures will be “retained and explained”, as recommended by the UK government

Sculptor Sandra Mujinga Awarded 2021  Preis der Nationalgalerie

Sculptor Sandra Mujinga Awarded 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie

Though no funding is attached to the prize, which was established in 2013, it is sought after as a seal of approval, the type which can elevate a young artist’s career.

Yinka Shonibare sculptures sold to fund fellowship for Black and POC curators at V&A East

Yinka Shonibare sculptures sold to fund fellowship for Black and POC curators at V&A East

It’s time to “to grasp the nettle”, says the museum’s director Gus Casely-Hayford of the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship