Stella Nabagereka

The key influence that stimulated this project came from my upbringing being born in the UK and growing to learn and expect both my African heritage and also being a proud Brit whilst learning to adapt and be accepted in both cultures is a constant battle not only for myself but other fellow multi-cultured citizens in western society that at times can be a painful learning curve to recognize one's identity.

Significant Others is a concept that responds to a body of research by creating an outcome involving silhouettes aimed to explore the identity of black ethnicity in Britain by infusing African and British culture. The use of bright screen prints, bold patchwork manipulation and embroidery celebrates the concept of cultural integration and to celebrate what it is to be Black British.