Dream | Mixed media collage | 1989

We are heartbroken and outraged that our African children are harmed by anti-Black racism every day, and limited by systemic barriers that circumscribe our lives. And yet still we hold our vision of their capacity to dream and to manifest their visions of futures of great possibility.

This work is one of the panels from Black Woman: Mother of the Jews, Father of Africa, an installation that toured across Canada in the exhibition Black Wimmin: When & Where We Enter, the first exhibition of Black women artists in Canada, curated by the DAWA Collective (Diasporic African Women Artists) in 1989. 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the exhibition, and since then, we have worked to regroup the DAWA Collective for the purpose of mounting a touring exhibition project to mark this historical exhibition. A Space Gallery, the first gallery in the 1989 tour, is confirmed as the first venue for our 2021 exhibition tour, marking the gallery’s 50th anniversary.

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