The Silence is Deafening

  • Image: Photo by Ilya Fisher
  • Image: Photo by Ilya Fisher
  • Image: Photo by Ilya Fisher
  • Image: Photo by Ilya Fisher
  • Image: Photo by Ilya Fisher

14 Oct 2020 — 02 Jan 2021

The Studio, Newlyn Art Gallery

Black Voices Cornwall have curated an exhibition for Black History month and beyond to capture the empowering voices from local protests that took place across Cornwall earlier this year. Featuring testimonies, handmade signs, and soundscapes inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, including photographs by Ilya Fisher and Gav Goulder of the protests across Cornwall and the No Going Back Sundays demonstrations.

The effects the Black Lives Matter movement has on our local people and their stories that go hand-in-hand, show us that racism still exists and we still have a long way to go in fighting this battle. I strongly and wholeheartedly believe every voice raised against racism, chips away at its power.
Abi Hutchinson (BVC’s Cultural Director) 

Download or view a PDF of The Silence Is Deafening Zine which includes a poem by Evey Gordon. Also available as a paper version from the gallery.

Black Voices Cornwall took part in our recent webinar Black History in Cornwall and the Southwest to share their mission statement and promote their crowdfunder for bitesize education packages for local schools.

The Silence is Deafening is curated by Abi Hutchinson on behalf of Black Voices Cornwall

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is a proud supporter of Black Voices Cornwall

Venue: The Studio, Newlyn Art Gallery
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Open: WED-SAT, 10.00 - 17.00
Closed: SUN-TUE

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