This Is Me is ClementJames’ annual themed exhibition. This year the theme is Connection. We’ve had wonderful submissions from clients and students at ClementJames and beyond. Please take a moment to have a look at the amazing artwork submitted!
What connection means to me Yvette Powell
What connection means to me is to be linked Be part of It also means to be seen, to be heard To be asked your opinion To feel as if you’re needed To be essential To be acknowledged To be joined
Artwork shared courtesy of local arts organisation, Kamitan Arts.
The Gallery of Me Sherry Shill
I like neck frills up high Belts that buckle to one side
I like warm winter days Sunshine, winding coastlines
I like delicate fabrics Spiders’ webs I like silk
The aroma of warm cinnamon Nutmeg, breadfruit, plantain
I like platinum pieces Old gold, creams and blues I like solid bold reds, purples I like jewelled toned hues
I like magical mornings When all else is asleep
I like blue skies Being up high I like using my wings
I like silence I like cellos I like harps I like seas
I like rivers I like oceans I like birds, cats and trees
Words though lovely Their volume Sometimes drown Subtle keys
So the essence of all this Is to like being me
CONNECTION Wendy Young
Friday is ‘connect day’ with my fam I’m switched onto Wi-Fi – cosy Electric green glow of the hub Workaday laptop fixed to the mains We go back to blank So I’m careful to unplug Don’t want to miss VAP Tonight at 7 pm Yeah sometimes the Universe is slow to project Sit patiently ’til ‘the host lets us in’ Sometimes there’s problems with ‘tech’ Conzoomed – folks gather Wonder Rhonda on the button Is our Angel at the gate Empress Emmanuelle Glamorous hostess Lives up the name – our Goddess of the Word Power Has a plethora Of wondrous connections Who entertain and heal We hear – we see – we feel VAP Band babes VAP Band ‘where you at?’ Sarah – Koralinka – Aaron – Anna Soothe us – ooze us – bedazzle us Skills of the world – poetry and music Bond this onscreen gallery Artistes all – we open up Sharing is caring so we take the mic Grand finale – sometimes a dance Positivity in motion – stretching our limbs Miraculous Junior Tomlin Artist in Rez – manages to capture Our character – our essence And regular believers – too many to mention Lead us all to a peaceful night And filling in the online poll When asked what you got from the session I click on various options and always ‘Connection’
Taken from the “Poetry 4 Grenfell: Voices from da Grove and Latimer” book and project by Kamitan Arts.
Work kindly produced by Kamitan Arts. Some of the work was produced for the Kamitan Arts “Poetry 4 Grenfell – Voices from da Grove and Latimer” book, a book of tributes created by the local community in response to Grenfell and curated and edited by Princess Emmanuelle.