July 17 - 30
delighted to present a new print by Sumuyya Khader, the latest artist
to share their work through our series of postal exhibitions.
artist, illustrator and printmaker has created a multi-layered
risograph depicting a woman, her face and shoulders abstracted with
bright daubs of colour. The image is headed ’SO SHE tAKES aNOTHER
BREATH.’ The back of the print features a poem titled WEARY that ends
with the lines, ‘Black bodies please remember, we are joy, we are
light.’ You can read the full poem below.
Khader created the print at Granby Press, her recently-established
community organisation in the heart of Liverpool 8. The press focuses
on printed material while also developing an archive of black culture
and history in the area.
Sumuyya’s distinctive style has become
a familiar sight around the Liverpool City Region with significant
recent commissions from Liverpool City Council, Everyman &
Playhouse Theatres, and the Bluecoat.
hear Sumuyya interviewed about this project and her wider practice, please check out the latest episode of our podcast here. A full transcription is available here.
Instagram: @sumuyya / Twitter @sumuyyaa
In dark a room with headphones on I cry
Head low shoulders hunched
Light streams through a crack in the window
Dust floats around me
The air is still
Gold dust woman
Making herself seen
Black bodies please remember
We are joy
We are light