"Nobody chooses how they are born and we are all very much the same. The concept of race has become an endemic to the world and therefore we need to change our outlook of the world by questioning our beliefs and existence."
"Historically, celebrated art has excluded people of colour, both in representation of subjects and artists. I am encouraged that this is changing and my children will grow up in a world that is inclusive for all races."
"I'm inspired by real experiences; I look outward to create something meaningful. I like to tell stories by real people and to create illustrations from real memories - I find I create better art this way."
Inspired by this year’s campaign slogan ‘Proud To Be’, we’ve been reflecting on how black artists positively contribute to our community by creating art that engages with their own history and experiences.