Our Projects

 

Yon Afro works collectively and collaboratively on a number of projects that aim to uplift the voices of black women in Scotland and beyond. 

 
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yon afro socials and Events

Many Yon Afro members are established or aspiring artists and creators. The collective offers space for its members to work together on group shows. We aim to connect with organisations and institutions across Scotland and beyond to promote better representation of art made by black women in Scotland. 

 
 Photography by Sekai Machache

Yon Afro residency at transmission

From 18th March - 20th April 2019 Transmission hosted Ubuntu Women’s Shelter, Yon Afro Collective, The Glasgow School of Art PoC Collective and The Royal Conservatoire PoC Collective to offer contributions and reflections around precarity, care and communities.


 
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Yon Afro at glasgow international

From 20th April till 7th May 2018, two current members and two former members of the collective create an exhibition at Govanhill Baths for Glasgow International arts festival. 

https://glasgowinternational.org/events/yon-afro-collective-adebusola-debora-ramsay-sekai-machache-najma-abukarrhea-lewis/

The exhibition was featured in The Skinny, Vogue Online, Herald Scotland.

Two of the participant artists share notes and pictures of the experience.


 

Yon Afro Zine

Yon Afro Zine is a space for members to work on a collaborative publication comprising of individual and collective writing and imagery. The first issue of the zine was created over 2 days at the CCA in Glasgow as part of their 'House the Heals the Soul' Exhibition and Symposium. 

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yon afro podcast

Yon Afro's podcast is an opportunity to raise the voices of our members through open dialogue and collaboration.