In Conversation: Kim Thompson and Saziso Phiri

Ahead of her first solo exhibition, “Water into Wine” at New Art Exchange, artist Kim Thompson sat down with the exhibition’s curator and producer, Saziso Phiri for a conversation. Uncover the artistic evolution that led to these captivating works, and gain a glimpse into Thompson’s creative process.

Water into Wine is a series of new paintings by Nottingham artist Kim Thompson that recaptures and upscales the beauty and depth present in the experiences of nine Nottingham residents of Caribbean descent, some of whom include the artist’s family. The paintings steer away from common narratives of trauma whilst also placing a spotlight on the existence of Black life in a regional British city. Water into Wine encourages us to rethink our perspectives on narratives underrepresented within the contemporary art gallery or museum context and to find relativity and connection within our own lives.

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Download the transcript from the conversation here

The exhibition will be open from 25 May – 24 August. There will be a special opening on Friday, 24 May. Kim and Saziso will be leading a tour of the exhibition on Saturday, 6 July.

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This exhibition has been commissioned by New Art Exchange using funds from Arts Council England.

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