Black Suffolk

Cornhill, Ipswich

31 July - 27 August

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Free

The outdoor ‘Black Suffolk’ photographic exhibition by award-winning local photographer John Ferguson, is on display in Cornhill, Ipswich, throughout August.

Based on the theme of ‘home’, John – an esteemed national press and documentary photographer – has produced a remarkable new collection of portraits. The images creatively explore the concept of home for a diversity of people from the African-Caribbean community who have made Suffolk their home, or who were born here.

John says: “This theme will creatively express and explore people’s experience and interpretation of what exactly is ‘home’. Home can be a feeling, a physical space or a geographical place. Home can be a memory, metaphor or experience. The idea is to connect with the notion that we are home, both metaphorically and physically, our lives are inextricably attached to where we live, our homes, and Suffolk. I asked the people I was shooting, what does home mean to them? How do you express themselves and their spirit from their home?”

Mounted on outdoor ‘cubes’ throughout August, 16 images also aim to instill a greater sense of pride among the Black community, and to help to break down racial barriers in the broader community.

More details to come soon.

Thanks to our generous funders:

DanceEast, Kim Clements, Mandy Gaylard, and SZC Neighbourhood Fund.

Also, big thanks to:

The Black community of Suffolk, John Ferguson Photography, Elma Glasgow Consulting, Cornhill Fund, Colchester and Ipswich Museums and Ipswich Borough Council.

Visiting the exhibition

Address

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, IP4 2BE

Exhibition dates

26 June – 24 October 2021

Christchurch Mansion

Soane St, Ipswich IP4 2BE, UK

Visiting the exhibition

Christchurch Mansion

Soane St, Ipswich IP4 2BE, UK

Address

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, IP4 2BE

Exhibition dates

26 June – 24 October 2021