Carnival reimagined #3

15 August 2020

Deptford X Residency update (Part 2)


First class customer service at the Shaka Laka hair store from it’s proprietor Ali & hair stylist Stacey, who has never been to Notting Hill carnival. Swipe to see her awesome hair colouring and head wrapping skills.

Again with my art buddy & perfect shopping friend @azarraamoy 💗

Many moons ago I made a documentary about black women’s hair. It still continues to be a big topic, for a range of reasons, and big business too. Even though carnival won’t be on the streets this year, one essential ritual would be your head attire or hair style. Part of the build up would be the hair salon or barber shop pre-carnival banter, showing photos on phone with dream haircuts, colours or as in my case, having to listen to my barber shouting about “we got this season sorted, we did / didn’t do well with the ball, next season we’ll…” blah, blah, blah, 😩- ⚽️Anyone who knows about the obsession with English football league / teams can relate… Still so grateful to be getting my haircut again during these covid19 times. Another important part in so many people’s life is being together physically with others in salons & barber shops which play a massive role in our wellbeing.

So happy to see customers again in the various salons in Deptford market, such as fab @tuttiifruittiilondon 🌈

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Lin Kam Art Carni Crew

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Carnival reimagined #4

Studio vibes – working in progress as of 23:00 hrs – dancing whilst painting to playlist from my sound system…

Carnival reimagined #2

Another fun filled day of giggles & preparation in Deptford Market 🤣 – This time with my carnival street art…

Carnival reimagined #1

The weather was super hot (unusual for the U.K.) and I had the best day doing research for my @deptfordx residency…