Artist-in-Residence: Enam Gbewonyo

Free, In Person, Residency

Friday 22nd 10:00am – Saturday 23rd April 2022 5:00pm

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

We’re delighted to welcome textile and performance artist Enam Gbewonyo as Artist-in-Residence at God’s House Tower to kick off her Meeting Point commission.

Enam’s multi-disciplinary practice is centred around the investigation of identity, womanhood and humanity, using textile and performance to create a greater consciousness of awareness of the self whilst advocating the healing benefits of craft. Drop in to the Crawford Room on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April where you can say hello to Enam and see her in practice. You’ll have the opportunity to find out more about her upcoming exhibition and explore the works in progress.

During her residency at GHT, Enam is collecting plain black, white and blue plastic carrier bags which will be used to customise her performance costume. If you have any old or unused carrier bags which you can donate, bring them along on your visit to GHT where you can drop them off in Enam’s working studio. 

Enam is also leading a series of three community focused workshops which will look to create pieces that will contribute to a landmark artwork featured in her upcoming exhibition. The workshops are free to attend and open to Southampton residents. Find out more here

About Enam Gbewonyo

Textile and performance artist, Enam Gbewonyo’s practice investigates identity, womanhood, and humanity while advocating the healing benefits of craft. Her performances seek to deliver the collective consciousness to a positive place of awareness by creating live spaces of healing. By using craft as her portal she pushes us to face the truth of a dark past and the emotions it brings forth. Thus bringing us to a point of spiritual awareness both of self and humanity. Gbewonyo is also a curator and founder of the Black British Female Artist (BBFA) Collective – a platform that supports emerging black women artists and advocates for inclusivity.

About Meeting Point

Meeting Point is an Arts Council England-funded programme that aims to bring new visitors to the participating museums, enabling audiences to view collections and history in a different way whilst helping support the future sustainability of museums and heritage sites and find ways to tell heritage stories from new perspectives.