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Exhibition Launch: Our Croydon: I consent for you too by Jeremiah Brown
Taking the Our Croydon community workshops as his starting point, artist Jeremiah Brown presents a new photography and text installation at Stanley Arts.
Through poetry, Brown fictionalises the stories of community elders – prefect ties, house parties, chest sets and red rover tickets – Brown elevating the everyday in a deeply personal attempt to capture a community, a home, before it is lost.
Hailing from Croydon, Brown questions how a community occupies a space. Drawing attention to issues of gentrification and redevelopments, I consent for you too, is the artist’s promise to his hometown – to never forget it. The exhibition speaks to the vital need for active archiving, of harnessing the spaces in between light and darkness, exploring how we are impacted by the constant changing of our surroundings.
I consent for you too is Jeremiah Brown’s first solo exhibition.
About the artist: Jeremiah Brown is a Black British-Jamaican writer and actor based in Croydon. He’s a Royal Court Writers Group, Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab, and Barbican Young Poet alum. His debut solo show Likkle Rum with Grandma had a sold out run at the Albany in 2019. Jeremiah’s commissions include Nationwide Building Society, St Paul’s Cathedral, UNESCO and The Poetry Society. His Sugar Shots newsletter comes out every Wednesday where he offers you a likkle suttin suttin every week to make you think and feel.