25 September - 30 October 2021
Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Portals explores the display cabinet in West Indian front rooms as a site for domestic archiving, memory, and structuring futures. Artist-Curator Candice Nembhard has invited Jade Foster, Marlene Smith, Rianna Jade Parker and Vanley Burke to treat the second gallery space as its own cabinet; a view into the experiences of Black British culture and customs via the objects we keep and the stories we tell.


Jade Foster
Marlene Smith
Rianna Jade Parker
Vanley Burke

Candice Nembhard (okcandice)

Rosen Eveleigh

Suzi Osborn

Associated Programming

Community Archiving Day
Friday 8 October, 12pm – 7.30pm
Donations welcome from 12pm-5pm. Food and drink served from 6pm

Portals: In Conversation with Marlene Smith and Jade Foster
Saturday 23 October, 2-3pm
LIVE in the gallery

Portals: In Conversation with Vanley Burke and Rianna Jade Parker
Saturday 30 October, 2-3pm
LIVE in the gallery