Amartey Golding, Bring Me To Heal 2, 2021. Courtesy the artist.
We welcome kids and their families to visit The Power Plant on February 19 for the Power Kids: Our story workshop inspired by Amartey Golding’s art process!
Storytelling is a big part of Amartey Golding’s art process. Stories allow us to understand the meaning of life by creating a safe space to see the unseen. After watching Bring me to heal in the Royal LePage Gallery, families will be discussing the value of sharing stories and memories to keep history alive, as well as making a collaborative memory map illustrating their story. Amartey Golding (b. 1988, London; based in Norwich) is a visual artist who was raised as a Rastafarian to an Anglo-Scottish mother, Ghanaian father, and Jamaican stepfather. Through the use of sculpture, film, and 2D work, he explores the portrayal of Black masculinity in the media and homophobia within Black British communities. Preferring to work with mediums he is untrained in, he has also experimented with printmaking, fashion, and ballet.