Vibrant Vintage Mixed Media Painting "Mother & Child" by Gloria Ojulari Sule - it appears some parts printed with very thin lines, not pixels that prints "normally" have, the gold swirls around the edges and other parts of the "painting" have been hand painted on, as have the thick black areas such as hair of the mother and child, and the outer edges and why this is described as a mixed media painting. The frame 48cm x 38cm x 4cm x 1.5cm wooden Pine frame that the front of has been painted in gold paint is showing some wear and tear with some light stains, - the painting itself is 40cm 30cm has very light rippling in places, though hardly noticeable.Lovely piece to own, and great investment as we believe Gloria Ojulari Sule work will only increase over time, and something like this will not be repeated. Gloria Ojulari Sule is a talented Bristol based artist who studied for a degree in. Her art work shows her. Personal experience as a Black woman of. Dual heritage (mixed race) and her interest. In what being Black and British means. She is also influenced by African Art. Gloria grew up in a children's home in. Suffolk and she attended a village school.
Her mother was a white English woman, and her father a Black. Unfortunately her parents split up so she had to go into care.
Gloria found the experience of living in the home unpleasant because there. Was a complete lack of awareness about her needs as a Black child like.
How to look after her hair. Since coming to Bristol in 1996, Gloria has worked with many schools.
Community groups and organisations both locally and nationally. Early days she created many murals such as the one decorating the. Werburgh's Primary School, and the one in Brooke Road St. Some of her paintings can be seen in Plantation Restaurant. She published her own set of greetings cards in 2002.
And illustrated a book called Delicious by Doreen Baidoo in 2003. Gloria travelled to Sweden in 2000 to meet up.
With artists from towns and cities that are twinned. Was represented which is one of Bristol's twin. Three local schools, Luckwell, Colston's. Primary and Henbury Secondary School are linked.
With schools in Beira, and Gloria helped them to. Create banners for the Throne of Weapons. Exhibition shown at the City Museum, Bristol in.
The throne was made of weapons. Used in the Mozambique Civil War.Gloria's mural in Grosvenor Rd. Photo courtesy of Gloria Ojulari Sule. Gloria working in her studio. 2:9:118 Black Bristolians. A big inspiration to Gloria has been discovering the culture of her African. Her father comes from the Yoruba people in Nigeria who are. Responsible for an outstanding, diverse and exciting art tradition. She did not know much about it when she was young, when she was an. Adult she was able to research her Yoruba background and now her art. Shows her links with her Nigerian heritage. In May 2006, Gloria visited Dak'Art Biennale of Contemporary African Art in. There she met artists and organisers, reviewed. Exhibitions and made a film about her journey which she now takes to.
She finds it important to look at modern African art to help her. Teach young people about art as well as refreshing her own work. One of Gloria's best known murals, pictured below, was painted on the. Walls of a dentist's surgery in Sussex Place showing the diverse. Communities who have settled in.Civic award for this beautiful work. Of art but sadly five years later the.
Mural was painted over when the. Gloria's mural in Sussex Place. Children and young people shouldn't feel that because. They can't draw they can't do art. 2:9:119 Gloria Ojulari Sule Teachers' Background Notes 2:9 Black Bristolians.
Gloria Ojulari Sule is a talented artist who has been Bristol-based since. 1996 when she graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design with a. Her work draws on her personal experience as a Black.
Woman of dual heritage and her exploration into notions of Black British. Gloria grew up in a children's home in Suffolk and she attended a village. It was a fairly traumatic childhood and living in care and.Her parents splitting up affected both who she is and her art. A white English woman, and her father, a Black Nigerian man, faced many. Pressures in their mixed race marriage and this was the main reason why. In the children's home Gloria found the. Experience unpleasant because there was a complete lack of awareness. About her needs as a Black child, for instance she remembers that. Nobody bothered to understand how to look after her hair. Since coming to Bristol, Gloria has worked extensively with schools. Early days she created many murals such as the one decorating the foyer. Of St Werburgh's Primary School, which was designed with the help of. Another mural in Brooke Road, St.
Paul's, was created in teamwork. One of Gloria's best-known murals. Was painted on the walls of a dentist's in Sussex Place showing the. Diverse communities who have settled in Bristol since 1945.Civic award for this beautiful work of art but sadly five years later the mural. Was painted over when the building changed hands. Gloria treasures the many opportunities her art has opened up to her. Has enabled her to work in the community and travel to other places. Went to Gottenburg, Sweden for a Samporia event in 2000 to meet up. With artists from towns and cities that are twinned together in Europe and. One of the places represented was Beira in Mozambique, Africa. One of Bristol's twin cities.
Three local schools, Luckwell Primary. Colston's Primary and Henbury Secondary schools are linked with schools. In Beira and Gloria helped them to create banners for the Throne of.
Weapons exhibition displayed at the City Museum, Bristol in October. The Throne of Weapons was made in Africa from weapons used in. 2:9:120 Black Bristolians. A big inspiration for Gloria's art is discovering the creativity of her African. Responsible for an outstanding, diverse and vibrant art tradition.
Unfortunately she was not aware of this part of her heritage as a child. Because her African background was completely ignored by the adults.
When she was an adult she was able to research her Yoruba. Heritage and now her art identifies her as a Black person of Nigerian. The people, music, sounds, smells and colours of Africa, as well. As African and Black British artists inspire her.In May 2006, Gloria made a visit to Dak'Art Biennale of Contemporary. African Art in Dakar, Senegal. There she met artists and organisers.
Reviewed exhibitions and made a film about her journey that she now. She finds it important to view modern African art to.
Help her teach young people about art as well as refreshing her own work. She can pass on more up-to-date information about what artists are doing.In Africa so that we do not uphold a narrow view about forms of art in. It is possible to see Gloria's murals and paintings in public spaces like.
Paul's, the library at St. Paul's Family and Learning. Centre or when having a meal in Plantation Restaurant, Cheltenham Road.She published her own set of greetings cards in 2002 and illustrated a. Book called Delicious by Doreen Baidoo in 2003. Cards to schools to show children her work and sometimes even brings. Along original paintings so they can get more of an idea of her as an artist. One day, perhaps, children might visit her studio at Spike Island, Bristol!
Children and young people shouldn't feel that because they can't draw. They can't do art.