Join DJCAD Alumna Sekai Machache as she discusses her art practice, recent projects and the inspirations behind her work.
Since graduating from her BA (Hons) Fine Art in 2012 and MA in Art & Humanities in 2015, Sekai has had an incredible of array of awards, residencies and exhibitions. Her projects have included her recent work “a BREAdTH Apart”, part of the Black Lives Matter mural trail in Dundee; “Body of Land”, a body of work which is rooted in research into the spirituality of pre-colonial Africa, including her own ancestors and her latest exhibition “The Divine Sky” which delves into African history, spirituality and rituals.
The evening will be chaired by Janice Aitken, Associate Dean, Public and Community Engagement at DJCAD.
This online event is free and open to all.
About the speaker
Sekai Machache (she/her) is a Zimbabwean-Scottish visual artist and curator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self. She is interested in the relationship between spirituality, imagination and the role of the artist in disseminating symbolic imagery to provide a space for healing. Sekai works with a wide range of media including photography. Her photographic practice is formulated through digital studio based compositions utilising body paint and muted lighting to create images that appear to emerge from darkness.
Sekai is the recipient of the 2020 RSA Morton Award and is an artist in residence with the Talbot Rice Residency Programme 2021-2023. She recently joined Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop as a board member and works for (SCAN) Scottish Contemporary Arts Network as an Artist Policy Officer.
Sekai works internationally with her most recent work taking her to Brazil where she produced a cross-cultural curatorial project which was supported by a Creative Scotland and British Council partnership. She often works collaboratively, for and within her community and is a founding and organising member of the Yon Afro Collective (YAC)
In 2021 Sekai Machache will show work at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, (with Awuor Onyango), from 12 June - 1 August, and House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, (with Thulani Rachia), from 11-27 June (both part of Glasgow International); and also at the Royal Scottish Academy and as part of the Edwin Morgan Centenary Project.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design