Glasgow International 2020

Layla-Roxanne Hill

Layla-Roxanne Hill (b. 1984 in Kano, Nigeria) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Hill’s work is focussed on digital identity as modern day shapeshifting. Hill utilises multimedia to examine the body as space and the voice of the other. Influenced by Afrofuturism, black feminist thought and the activist, she uses mixed modes of media as narrative changing tools to amplify the Black Scottish voice.

Group exhibitions include: The House That Heals The Soul, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland (2017).

Yon Afro Collective: Najma Abukar, Layla-Roxanne Hill, 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, 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.

This exhibition has been self-funded by Yon Afro Collective members, with support in kind from Govanhill Baths Community Trust and Transmission.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri, 1.30pm-6pm
Thu, 2pm-8pm
Sat, 11am-5pm

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