Grenfell victim gets shop window exhibition
Khadija Saye, the artist who died in the Grenfell Tower fire three years ago aged 24, is to have her own exhibition a few yards from the site of the tragedy.
The work of the British-Gambian artist is to be the first of a summer series in the windows of a former fashion store in Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, opening today. Nine large scale prints of the photographic pieces by her will be on show until August 7 to be succeeded by the work of Martyn Ware, then Zachary Eastwood-Bloom and Joy Gregory.
The series, Breath is Invisible, was being opened today by David Lammy MP and runs until October 9 and was the brainchild of local businesswoman Eiesha Bharti Pasricha, who said the project was born out of an urgency to address issues of social inequality and injustice. Working collaboratively with young creatives and arts organisations in the area, Bharti Pasricha and curator Sigrid Kirk were responding to a local sense of a renewed urgency in tackling issues of inequality and injustice, particularly as the pandemic has compounded existing structural inequality. The exhibition programme has been devised with the help of community and local educational partners including Amplify Studios, The Harrow Club and The Khadija Saye IntoArts Programme .
Prints of the images will be for sale and proceeds will go to support the IntoArts programme which helps get young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into education programmes.