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Annis Harrison

Kama Sutra of London

Kama Sutra of London

'The work is titled ‘Kama Sutra of London’. It is made from mixed-media textile pieces, to be displayed in a row, celebrating the incredible cultural and sexual diversity of London, a city where everyone can feel at home. As well as being a cheeky homage to the original Karma Sutra, the work also references and celebrates craft and textiles from the communities who have found a home in this incredibly cosmopolitan city of ours. Now more than ever, this diversity should be celebrated.'

Mamma’s Black Heroes

The series of handmade ceramic plates are called ‘Mammas Black Heroes‘. They are part of an ongoing project that was started because the artist wanted her children to know the names and the work of some of the black people who had a great influence on her life. Harrison said, as her children were growing up, “I became aware that their knowledge of black writers, artists and political activists just wasn’t very informed, and they weren’t being taught about them at school. So I decided to start making these plates to start a conversation about influential and inspiring [but unsung] black people who have contributed massively to our society.”

Slide through the gallery above to see all five.

About the Artist

Annis Harrison is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in London. Of Swedish and Jamaican heritage, she adopted the UK as a home after attending St Martins Art College. Both in Sweden and in the UK, Annis has always occupied her own space, having a foot in more than one culture, more than one ethnicity, more than one language. Neither outside nor inside. Her art has always reflected this fascinating cultural duality.

You can discover more of her work on social media (@annisharrison) or on her website:



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