TS12 – Angelique Nixon
Transforming Spaces 2012 will engage in an exciting new exercise — a curated tour with a single theme. In conjunction with the Creative Nassau Initiative — a local committee of artists, designers, craftspeople and writers working to have Nassau designated a UNESCO City of Craft and Folk art — present FIBRE.
Angelique V. Nixon is an Afro-Caribbean woman writer, cultural critic, teacher, community worker, and poet — born and raised in The Bahamas. Her work as a scholar and poet has been published widely in academic and creative journals, namely Anthurium, Black Renaissance Noire, Journal of Caribbean Literatures, MaComere, ProudFlesh, small axe salon, and WomanSpeak.
Angelique works in her writing and creative projects to disrupt silences, challenge systems of oppression, and carve spaces for resistance and desire. In her new literary artwork “Saltwater Healing,” Angelique uses poetry, collage, photographs, Androsia fabric, straw, cotton, sand, and plant materials to express childhood stories and connection to the Bahamian land/seascape, as she creates a visual myth memoir of homeplace.
Angelique’s artwork will be on display at The Hub during the Transforming Spaces tour.
Photo by Ana-Lisa Wells