A colourful new exhibition at SoShiro Gallery London featuring over 60 works from Africa and the UK 

24 February - 17 March 2023
SoShiro 23 Welbeck Street London W1G 8DZ
Featuring Nthabiseng Boledi Kekana, Nene Mahlangu & Lesego seoketsa

NOT BLACK OR WHITE is a new contemporary art, craft and design exhibition at SoShiro Gallery in Marylebone, London, featuring a collective of creatives from Africa and the UK who have reimagined the traditional use of colour and material. These creatives are visual story tellers who have looked to their heritage, the natural environment, and personal narratives to activate their remarkable skills, exploration work and creativity.

There is a sense of raw storytelling and palpable emotion that can be felt from the pieces they have created. On show there are paintings, textiles, sculptures and design pieces in glass, metal, and wood – a total of over 60 works created in London, South Africa, Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast, and other African countries. The show run alongside a lively program of performances, talks and salons featuring some of the artists for a dynamic shared experience of the show
Kenyan-born gallery owner Shiro Muchiri said, "Not Black or White is a show that brings together artists and craftsmanship of courage and SoShiro 23 Welbeck Street London W1G 8DZ +44 20 7618 9890 thoughtfulness.
The works on show are a testament to the many global, community and individual human aspects that need to be learnt, supported, and celebrated. The show demonstrates the power of contemporary art taking on the challenge and doing its part to help us visualise different and endless colours, making us more aware of the world we live in, the injustices that exist, the need for the love we give, and the need to preserve our heritage and the stunning natural environment that surrounds us - to realise that it’s all in the colours."
Undiscovered Canvas is an art agency based in the South of France, established in 2017 by South African Nomaza Nongunga Coupez. The agency headhunts the best African talent, building European platforms to exponentiate their growth. The collaboration is the realisation of a shared vision for African female artist growth and participation in previously inaccessible international markets.
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