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  • 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning 198 Railton Road London, England, SE24 0JT England (map)

Decolonise Fest is a collective of DIY Diaspora Punx that organise an annual festival including music, art & workshops by and for punx of colour. They define Diaspora Punx as people who are descended (through one or both parents) from the original inhabitants of Africa, Caribbean, Asia, Middle East, the Americas, Australasia, and the islands of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean. The intent behind Decolonise Fest is to celebrate all the brilliant diaspora punx that are creating right now, acknowledge our elders and the doors they opened for us, and make room for more punx of colour to take centre stage and make noise.

This exhibition showcases a selection of interdisciplinary artists of colour portraying their punk ethos. Their work is created in a state of hybridity, between their geographical Western location and their ancestral identity. 

From portrait photography, to altars, to video work, the exhibitions aims to showcase the unique positionality of Punx of Colour, with the goal to highlight and celebrate those identities that have been and are being hidden, censored and oppressed. 

Programme Dates: 

Decolonise Fest Opening Night
Friday 22/6 7-10:30pm

Performances by:
Zine Readings: 7:30 - 7:45
Short Film Screenings: 8:15 - 8:45
Lorraine James - Electronic artist and producer - 9:10 - 9:30
Hannah Catherine Jones - 9:45 - 10:15

Potluck / Potlatch with food by Decolonise Fest members - donations welcome. 

Later Event: June 16
Sculpture Workshop