The image of the items Linett has prepared for her Deptford X window display, on top of the display boxes are print outs ofLinetts carnival posters on brightly coloured neon paper, in pinks and yellows with block black text/graphics. On top of this are painted mannequin heads, coloured in oranges and yellows. There are three mannequin heads, each dressed in brightly adorned headdresses with flowers and earrings. In the background you can see canvasses painted by Linett - bright abstract prints in orange and yellows.

Carnival reimagined #12

29 August 2020

Deptford X Residency update

Process & inspiration 💛❤️💜

If I pause for one moment and consider some of what has happened during this global Covid19 pandemic over the past few months (Mar – Aug 2020) it can be easily become overwhelming. Like many of you reading this post, I have experienced loss, witnessed illness and behaviours which brought out a range of emotions. A complete shift in our lives. On top of everything, through social media many witnessed or learned about the sickening incidents which sadly have been experienced / endured by black people for hundreds of years. (Much love to those who were moved to make personal changes and continue to do so now that BLM is no longer trending x).

So unsurprisingly for me, and perhaps many fellow artists, that it is amongst this surreal & challenging times, that I seek solace in my art and being around fellow creatives as we express ourselves through our work.

The phenomenal musician Nina Simone, who I was fortunate to meet in person, said “it’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times”, I agree and think when we look back at the work artists have produced during these Covid times, it will also reveal a great deal about the artist’s mind #💛#💜 #❤️- So yeah, swipe to get a glimpse into mine, and what I reimagined when I first came across face masks 😷 on mannequins in Deptford Market, SE London. #foreverlove #optimistic #joy

Thank you @azarraamoy @safalalaala @pastakebab Sarah & Nathalie 😘

This post is a week behind due to @nhcarnivalldn


a close up, overflash exposed picture of the mannequin heads, the flash light brightens/blends out the mannequins heads facial features making them look strangely real. Each head is draped in garlands of fake flowers. Blue, white, orange and green leaves/petals.

Carnival reimagined #16

Repost from the @bramleystudio account from 1 – 5 December 2020. Due to the Coronavirus global pandemic, for the first…

Carnival reimagined #10

The Deptford X Carnival Reimagined project saw artist Linett Kamala collaborate with fellow creatives; Azarra, Safa & Amelia (Lin Kam…

A stall table filled with items, a board game, playing cards, a stuffed toy, crumpled papers and the main item your eye is drawn to is a magazine that has a dressed in full carnival costume, green and gold bra, headdress, jewellery and large plume of feathers. The front of the magazine reads, 501 must-be-there-events.

Carnival reimagined #11

This post is a week behind due to @nhcarnivalldn Had so much fun with my Carni Crew in Deptford Market…

Birdseye view of two canvasses - each one is an abstract painting of swirling colours of yellow, orange, reds.

Carnival reimagined #8

Feeling so grateful to have such amazing support & creating beautiful artwork alongside the talented @safalalaala & @azarraamoy 💛💜❤️ Despite…