As a creative producer, Rhea Lewis collaborates with national and international artists, as well as with communities to create ambitious, large-scale, socially-engaged cross art-form projects. Lewis is passionate about making multi-art form work which explores marginalised stories and narratives. Lewis is a co-founder of Project X –an artist collective championing dances of the African Diaspora in Scotland.
Lewis has worked with diverse theatre, dance organisations, festivals and institutions such as Tramway, The Work Room, Untitled Projects, A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company, Glasgow Museums, Africa in Motion Film Festival, Afrovibes Festival, Stillmotion, The Arches and Barrowland Ballet.
Group exhibitions include: Pop Up Migration Museum, Glad Café, Glasgow (2014).
Yon Afro Collective: Najma Abukar, Layla Roxanne Hill, Rhea Lewis, Sekai Machache, and Adebusola Debora Ramsay
(Re)imagining Self and raising consciousness of existence through alternative space and (re)imagined place
Featuring Najma Abukar, Layla Roxanne Hill, Rhea Lewis, Sekai Machache, and Adebusola Debora Ramsay, Yon Afro Collective (YAC) seeks to amplify the lives of women of colour in Scotland and tell stories which are often ignored.
Its latest project will consider how the Black Other is viewed. The installation will challenge the concept of positive initiatives, the performance of being ourselves, and align women of colour, Scottish and artist identities.
By presenting this alongside sculptural and other visual material, YAC examines our existence as resistance within social, political and geographical environments.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri, 1.30pm-6pm