Yon Afro Collective – Glasgow International Festival 2018 at Govanhill Baths

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are delighted to announce that we will again be a venue for This year;s GI Festival, hosting Yon Afro Collective.

Glasgow International is Scotland’s largest festival for contemporary art, taking place over three weeks every two years across the city of Glasgow. Renowned as a centre for contemporary art, the festival draws on the city’s strengths as a vibrant and distinctive centre of artistic production and display. Combining the characteristics of a visual arts biennial with an open submission model for artists and curators based in the city, GI is a truly unique event in the European cultural calendar.

(Re)imagining Self and raising consciousness of existence through alternative space and (re)imagined place 20 April-07 May

Featuring Najma Abukar, Layla Roxanne Hill, Rhea Lewis, Sekai Machache, and Adebusola Debora Ramsay, Yon Afro Collective (YAC) seeks to amplify the lives of women of colour in Scotland and tell stories which are often ignored.

Its latest project will consider how the Black Other is viewed. The installation will challenge the concept of positive initiatives, the performance of being ourselves, and align women of colour, Scottish and artist identities.

By presenting this alongside sculptural and other visual material, YAC examines our existence as resistance within social, political and geographical environments.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri, 1.30pm-6pm
Thu, 2pm-8pm
Sat, 11am-5pm