The Art of Black Hair


(formerly known as The SKN Heritage Museum)

We would like to invite you to join us at the launch of our new exhibition ‘The Art of Black Hair’. In collaboration with Museumand – The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, The Art of Black Hair is a celebration of afro hair and an exploration of hair styling as an art form.

Before Christmas we held a celebratory event where local communities shared their stories, memories and experiences of hair. The result is a series of photographic portraits and testaments that capture personal journeys, the daily ritual of hair styling, and the beauty of afro hair as an expression of creativity, imagination and heritage. We also exhibit a selection of hair memorabilia from Museumand’s archives. Following the exhibition, this important piece of local research and documentation will join the collection of Museumand.

the-art-of-black-hairThe Art of Black Hair runs alongside UNTITLED: art on the conditions of out time, an exhibition of contemporary art by artists with ties to Africa and its diaspora.

We collaborated with The New Art Exchange on this exhibition and the workshop that accompanied it.

The event is FREE and suitable for all ages.

For more information, please contact Catherine Ross: Telephone: 0746 918 9550 Email:

EXHIBITION LAUNCH FRIDAY 13th January 6pm-9pm at The New Art Exchange 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE.

Exhibition dates: 14 January – 19 March 2017 at The New Art Exchange 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE.

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