In Conversation: Chin We & Elsie Kibue-Ngare with The Black Women’s Project

Join artists Chin We and Elsie Kibue-Ngare in conversation with Serena Clayton from The Black Women’s Project Southampton


To coincide with John Hansard Gallery’s online screening of IFE NKILI, a film celebrating seventeen Black women artists, we brought together artists Chin We and Elsie Kibue-Ngare in conversation with Serena Clayton from The Black Women’s Project. The online panel event discussed collaboration, Black artistry, and the vital importance of Black female artists in the creative industries.

Chin We is an award winning visual artist and artist-filmmaker. She is fascinated by humans and capturing people’s essence. In Chin We’s words “I adore the human experience, we are all that we have.” Her work explores themes of social/cultural identity, culture, representation, heritage and the African diaspora through the medium of photography, film and mixed media.

Elsie Kibue-Ngare is a photographer based in the UK. Initially self-taught, her love for the medium continues to grow. Her photography focuses primarily on documentary, portraiture and sports. She has worked on various assignments mainly within the sports industry and is a contributor to Alamy. Her photography has appeared in The Scotsman, The Times, The Guardian, Metro Online, Ebony Magazine, Daily Mail Online, Cycling Weekly, Daily Star and Russian Cosmopolitan.

The Black Women’s Project (BWP) is a social-impact organisation with the motto ‘Be Well, Do Well, Lead Well’. They are committed to self and collective improvement with their ethos revolving around up-skilling Black women throughout their University duration, while dedicated to developing Black women as leaders. Their society advocates inclusivity, recognising the complexity in the intersectionality that Black women have. BWP sits as part of University Southampton’s Student Union.

Serena Clayton is the Publicity Officer for BWP Southampton. She is currently in her final year at the University of Southampton studying Fashion Marketing with Management, and aspires to work in PR or content marketing. She joined the BWP committee due to their values that focus on career preparation and navigation, delivering opportunities for the young women that maximises their potential.

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