Evewright's caribbean takeaway takeover : identities and stories.          artist talk AT the migration museum london  |  27 June 2019
 Join contemporary artist EVEWRIGHT as he explores the ideas around alternative space and challenges perceptions of where art can be experienced and enjoyed. He will discuss the black artist gaze, storytelling, sound installation and why he uses the medium of photo etching as a means of telling and preserving Black British stories. The event coincides with our staging of EVEWRIGHT’s Caribbean Takeaway Takeover: Identities and stories, an interactive pop-up art and sound installation showcasing the stories of Windrush generation elders by artist EVEWRIGHT that will be on display at the Migration Museum throughout June and July.
Please register in advance for this free event to guarantee participation on the evening.
An artist talk as part of the Migration Museum's TalkingART Lates series will be held on Thursday 27 June with artist EVEWRIGHT. To register go to:
Evewright's caribbean takeaway takeover : identities and stories pop-up exhibition. AT the migration museum london  |  30 May - 28 JuLY 2019
For a limited time only, the inspired art and sound installation Caribbean Takeaway Takeover: Identities and Stories pop-up exhibition will be at the Migration Museum in London from 30th May to 30th June. The programme will include a Caribbean Activity day and spoken word event on the 22nd June as part of the countrywide Windrush Day celebrations. An education workshop will be programmed and on 27th June an Artist Talk will be held as part of the Museum’s TalkART Lates series. This project is in partnership with the Migration Museum and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

© EVEWRIGHT. Windrush portrait series. Hamilton Williams. 
‘They are far from the truth...’
Photo Etching Intaglio.

Evewright SHOWs at woolwich contemporary print | 22 NOV - 25 NOV 2018

EVEWRIGHT will be showcasing a selection of Caribbean Takeaway Takeover, Windrush Limited Edition intaglio photo etchings as part of Woolwich Contemporary Print Art Fair. His prints will be shown as part of
Thames Side Print Studio artist collective.

Photo: SS Empire Windrush passenger Alford Gardner © EVEWRIGHT all rights reserved 2018
Evewright Arts foundation launches Caribbean Takeaway TakeoveR
|  23 JUNE - 22 JULY 2018

The Caribbean Takeaway is an important cultural meeting place in the Caribbean community. A home from home, the kitchen is where meals are prepared, but also where stories are exchanged and shared. Going back to African roots, cooking and the Dutch pot or cooking pot was the central place for the family activity. The takeaway has just as much cultural importance as the barbershop and the hairdressing salon for black communities living and working in the UK.
Ten selected Caribbean elders from the Windrush generation, who arrived in the UK between the 1940's-1960's, shared their stories with the public using voice and sound recordings. Their stories reveal their journeys, the impact of their contribution to British society and their legacy.
Artist EVEWRIGHT devised a further intervention in the takeaway café space created wall and table collages in conjunction with special limited-edition portraits of the participants using photo etching as a medium. The art installation is an immersive experience which depicts present images but also fading thoughts, aspirations and memories created to document and reflect participants lives. Even some personal documents are shown such as one elder’s original passenger ticket that he bought for his passage to England in 1961 also a letter of a family member in the Homeland asking to receive financial remittance. This project, Caribbean Takeaway Takeover: Identities and Stories, is exhibited free to the public at S&S Caribbean Café & Takeaway, a focus for the black community in Colchester UK. Although the story of migration has always been a current one, this installation helps to give insight into the lives of these ten British adventurers from the Windrush Generation.

Title: British Alien 9.26mins. Stop Motion Animation. © EVEWRIGHT and Harwich & Dovercourt School
Evewright launches FILM 'British Alien' at firstsite gallery in Colchester  |  17 March - 17 JUNE 2018

‘The Britishness Project’ is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores national identity through art.
From September to December 2017, eight professional artists undertook residencies for one term at seven schools and education organisations in Colchester, Harlow and Harwich. During this time, the artists and students aged from 7 to 16 investigated notions of Britishness through art-making. The project used engagement with visual arts to enable young people to explore issues of identity and Britishness in the context of the recent European Referendum.
The residencies have created content for a major exhibition at Firstsite, showcasing work made by young people in a gallery with an international profile. A total of eight projects are exhibited, including a display of loans from the collections of the Colchester and Ipswich Museums that has been curated by students.
The projects consist of works in a variety of mediums including collage, stop motion animation, sculpture and photography, and engage with ideas of identity, landscape, sub-culture, democracy and political voice. By inviting young people to speak up about issues that affect them and their future, The Britishness Project is an opportunity to generate wide-ranging conversations in a public forum on the shifting social, geographic and political identity of Britain.
Evewright worked with the students at Harwich & Dovercourt school, using drawing, stop motion animation to produce an exciting film installation that Explored several themes about what it means to be Young and British in the United Kingdom today. Title: British Alien 9.26mins. Stop Motion Animation. © EVEWRIGHT and Harwich & Dovercourt School.
Evewright Arts Foundation launched and wins National Lottery support!  
| September 2017

Evewright Arts Foundation (EAF), an Essex based arts organisation, has received a National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Caribbean Takeaway Takeover, in Colchester Essex.
Artist Everton Wright (Evewright) has recently set up Evewright Arts Foundation (EAF) a new not for profit voluntary Essex based community organisation, that will work with young Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people across the UK to advance and develop contemporary arts, culture and heritage within BAME communities. EAF reflects our aims more accurately separating the commercial, from the community projects. EAF is passionate to seek out, find and preserve valuable untold stories from marginalised Black communities and present them in informal settings in an innovative and engaging way bringing hard to reach young and older generations together. We value the importance of our community telling their stories in their own voice.
Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will archive the voices and stories of eight local African Caribbean elders from Colchester and the surrounding Essex areas. The elders' stories will be recorded by young volunteers and illustrated with hard ground photo-etched portraits, culminating in a Caribbean Takeover weekender exhibition and a two-week exhibition at S&S Caribbean Takeaway in Colchester town centre.
The Caribbean takeaway is a community hub and focus for the black community. The space will be taken over, repurposed and transformed into a weekend of immersive art and a fun family day of activities. The photo etchings and extracts of the audio recordings of participant's stories will be displayed throughout the weekend. Other black elders within the community and their families are invited to pop in to share their experiences, or to record their stories to add to the project. Members of the public are invited to wear, share or donate any ephemera of the period to be photographed and returned. 

Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries video installation involves the screening of two films, Heavy Horses, and Coloured People. A ‘music soundscapes’ and vocalists will accompany the work. The work will be featured at Platform Open a quirky Victorian space of fine art Auctioneers and valuers, Morphets of Harrogate. The installation is an exploration of Britain’s natural coastal heritage, diverse people and horses, bringing the rural seascape to engage with audiences in the city. This will be the first time that a contemporary film installation will be shown in this unique space. Platform open Arts founder and curator, Heidi Donohoe, said: 'My aim from the outset has been to focus on engaging art, people and places by offering a non-conventional approach to how we value, view and participate with art'
Platform Open Exhibition
Morphets, Albert Street. Harrogate. July 15-17


The Firstsite Collectors’ Group Award exists to support artists in Essex or Suffolk with their professional career development. The Collectors’ Group itself is a branch of membership and supports Firstsite as part of the Artist Development programme. The Award is made possible through their continuing engagement and interest in contemporary visual art.
This Bursary award would help my practice expand its work, giving me time to research for my next walking drawing Project, MOTHERLAND. A personal archive, will form the research for sourcing the stories, people and a location for a new public participatory walking drawing art installation in the future. It will be produced using a combination of drawing, performance and documentary film making to bring an inter - generational approach to understanding the Windrush generation. A live installation would take place on a beach with 50 participants in 1950’s period costumes, filmed and photographed then screened and exhibited in various transformed urban spaces.


Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries video installation involves the screening of two films, Heavy Horses, and Coloured People. A ‘music soundscapes’ and vocalists will accompany the work. The work will be featured at the Great Northern Art Show, in Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire. The installation is an exploration of Britain’s natural coastal heritage, diverse people and horses, bringing the rural seascape to engage with audiences in the city. This will be the first time that a contemporary film installation will be shown at the Cathedral.
This video installation was displayed as part of the Royal Academy (RA) Summer Exhibition 2014. Prof. Chris Orr MBE RA and Emma Stibbon RA curated the selection and hang of the RA Porter Gallery where they constructed a contemplative space to house the film that continued the theme of light and quoted:
Evewright’s beautiful video ‘Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries’ in which people and horses create a structure of lines and moods on a beach, takes us to an imaginary place far beyond our normal experience”.
Six large format limited edition prints will also be on display, which compliment the Walking Drawings moving imagery. They allow the viewer to consider and experience the scenes throughout the installation as frozen moments, in their own time and space, in a way that is not possible with the moving image. These limited Ripon Edition prints will also be available to purchase at the exhibition.

Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries can be seen at the Great Northern Art Show 2015, Ripon Cathedral:  29 August 2015 – 20 September 2015

Canvas and Sand African Odysseys presents the screening two art films in partnership with BFI South bank and No Colour Bar:Mark of the Hand by Imruh Bakari Caesar uncovers the life and work of Aubrey Williams, a founding member of the Caribbean Artist Movement
Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries by Evewright turns landscape into a canvas. This film captures a work of living art as people ride on and walk the drawings’ lines, writing their stories into the earth. 
No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action, 1960-1990 Guildhall Art Gallery 10 July 2015 – 24 January 2016 Canvas and Sand Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA Saturday, 12 September 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST) BFI NFT3, Southbank Centre Tickets : £6.50 Book Tickets Here at: www.whatson.bfi.org.uk/online/
Evewright Studio starts work on a new Walking Drawing Film 

EVEWRIGHT's most ambitious project to date; bringing a contemporary view to historical events will be a 'period costume piece', set around the Windrush generation of people. These were people who came from the Caribbean throughout the 1950s and the 1960s seeking a new beginning in the 'Motherland' as Britain, the ruler of the British Colonial Empire, was affectionately called at the time.
The idea of the film is to show the long walk and the struggle of that journey to find homes, jobs, and acceptance. The film will depict the struggle of that generation to keep on walking in the face of discrimination, to hold on to the dreams they had when they left their small islands headed for Britain.  

Actors and participants from the general public will be dressed in contemporary fashion of the period, carrying all their belongings in a small bag or 'grip'. A series of walks within the film will document how their hopes, heads held high, become eroded by the struggle to continue to walk, but shows how, through their perseverance, they strive to overcome this.
This work will take place on a British coastline, on common land, a trademark of EVEWRIGHT's work that aims to challenge the consensus around landscape art.In this installation Black people will be placed at the centre of the composition, which adds a social and political dimension to the genre.  
This first film in my new global series of Walking Drawings is from a personal perspective. It represents the story of the post-colonial migration in the 1950s and 60s to the UK, of which my parents were a part. It's my beginning, and the reason why I'm here. EVEWRIGHT
For more information or to contribute contact: everton@evewrightstudio.com


Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries has been chosen to be screened and exhibited at the prestigious ELECTRONICS ALIVE VIII Biennial in Tampa Florida. The screening configuration and curation are yet to be finalised. However, Evewright is excited by the prospect that this will be the first time that this unique film would be externally projected on a huge outdoor screen to captivate audiences.
The University of Tampa presents ELECTRONICS ALIVE VIII, a biennial invitational exhibition of computer animations, interactive digital work, and virtual spaces from around the world. Some significant computer artists will offer lectures and presentations. Visitors have an opportunity to see animated shorts and experimental films on view continuously and 2-D/3-D digital art that includes work from Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Sweden Taiwan, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the USA 
University of Tampa, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery
January 27—March 6, 2015

The Young Masters Art Prize offers selected artists the unique opportunity to exhibit alongside Old Masters. Evewright has been selected for the shortlist and the winner will be chosen at the Lloyds club in September. Evewright will be showing his Walking Drawing Across the Estuaries film installation at the exhibition.

Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries a film installation by emerging artist Everton Wright (Evewright) was on display at the renowned Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition 2014. The artwork a limited edition is shown presented in a custom-framed TV monitor which has attracted the attention of esteemed Royal Academician’s and peers. Following on from this successful exhibition, the work has been selected for the Young Masters Arts Prize 2014 and will be exhibited at the Lloyds Club a prestigious venue in the heart of London’s financial district from 16th September – 5th December 2014. Additionally selected Limited edition Prints will also be available at Sphinx Fine Art Gallery from 14 October 2014 – Friday, 31 October 2014 as part of the competition.
Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries has been chosen for the prestigious Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition in London from 9th June - 17th August 2014. Evewright’s limited edition artwork is only one of two film installations selected for this year’s show and is displayed among the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture. 
Prof. Chris Orr MBE and Emma Stibbon RA have curated the selection and hang of the RA Porter Gallery that continues the theme of light.“Evewright’s beautiful film ‘Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries’ in which people and horses create a structure of lines and moods on a beach, takes us to an imaginary place far beyond our normal experience”. The work is curated in the Porter Gallery where they have constructed a contemplative space to house the film alongside the light-based work Sensing Thought by the renowned James Turrell Hon RA and other notable Royal Academicians.


For the third consecutive year, the trinidad and tobago film festival and ARC Magazine presents New Media, a collection of artist works that explores a range of themes and issues while pushing and blurring boundaries between film and art.

Walking Drawings Across the estuaries was selected for the special progammes segment which was screened at the Medulla Arts Gallery in Woodbrook in Trinidad on the 23 September 2013.  

The festival in its eight year had an impressive line up of filmmakers from across the Caribbean and the Diaspora offering  a range of screenings, conferences and workshops for filmmakers. The festival got underway with Evewright attending a prestigious launch event at Queens Hall with the chance to mingle with filmmakers, directors and producers within the film industry.

| JUNE 2012

Everton Wright's Walking Drawings: Cumbrian Heavy Horses (i), was created on Silecroft Beach, Millom, during 2010. It features 15 local Shire horses. Over two days, the artist, known as Evewright, battled gale force winds to create two short films and a series of large-scale prints. One print image, has been chosen for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012

The still image has been selected from more than 11,000 entries this year for one of the coveted spaces at the Royal Academy. It will go on display in the Jeanne Kahn Gallery Five Curated by Barbara Rae RA with the collaboration of Chris Wilkinson RA.
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