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SalongoArts: Past Events 

A selection of past events from 2011-2012


2012 AACDD Festival " Untold Gold


African & African Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival 2012 - Untold Gold 19-30 September


As part of London Design Festival, the 2012 AACDD Festival " Untold Gold " will be a selection of individual projects  curated by participating artists.


" Dialogues" will feature work by ceramic artists co-curated by Munirah Olton.


 The Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank SE1 9PH



Munirah Olton & Salongo Arts


Before & Forever Textile Exhibition | 5th September - 31st October 2012 

South Lambeth Library, South Lambeth Road, London


"Before and Forever" is created as a contemporary re-working of the strip woven cloths of West Africa. Using a varied selection of patterns and colours, the printed and woven textiles have been sourced from Africa, the Caribbean and Europe to reflect the roots, journeys and community of the African Diaspora. "Before and Forever"" reminds us that what was ours before - the sea, the earth, the light, the sun, the sky and the land - will be ours forever.











Participating in the LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2012 at the V&A,VisiblebyDesign© places its focus on Women, celebrating our creativity, exploring our innovation and developing our creative process as designers by offering our audience an engaging and stimulating programme of talks and activities.



 VisibleByDesign©  -  Launch date 9th May 2012


Salongo Arts is pleased to announce a new design partnership with Creative Fruits

& La Petite Congalaise "VisibleByDesign"©


VisibleByDesign is bringing together the talents and creative vision 

of Munirah Olton (SA) Ameena McConnell ( CF) and Laurence Kanza (LPC) 

to turn the spotlight on Women in the design world. 


The partnership aims to stimulate and develop an intercultural creative dialogue 

that captures the essence of the creative process and the influence that Women 

as a whole have upon the various sectors of the design world.


VisibleByDesign is an exciting and timely collaboration for Salongo Arts being a 

development of my own creative perspective and practice. 

I will be focusing on Curatorial and Programme Development, with a view to 

highlighting the unseen contribution women worldwide make to design by 

establishing a programme of initiatives and events that allow those who are currently

" unconsciously" visible to become visible, by design.



Look out for the press release for details of our first project that will be circulated from today.


You are welcome to contact me for more information




INSPIRATIONS - Visual Art Exhibition 7th - 26th March 2011


Celebrating International Women's Day Centenary 2011


A group show by 7 Women Artists featuring paintings, mosaics, 

photography, textile art and some of the personally inspirational

words, poems, stories or songs, by or about women, that have empowered 

each artist to connect with and creatively express her individuality.


Devised and curated by Munirah Olton


The Artists: Dionne Ible, Melanie LaRocque, Paulette Robinson, Carol John.

Mary Osinibi, Soheila Keyani and Munirah Olton.


PRIVATE VIEW : Thurs 10th March 6 - 8 pm


Join the Artists celebrating the centenary of  International Women's Day.

A chance to hear some live performances and readings of words that have 

motivated and empowered each artist to express her creativity.



FREE  - Booking esential: 



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