Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Visual Art and
Salsa Line dance
project 2008/09

by Sabrina Rodney/Jona Thorpe/Charmaine Augustine

Artwork by Evelyne Jackman

The project consisted of a series of workshops focusing on dance and artistic expression as a community/ social activity to be shared between generations and people of different backgrounds culminating the programme in
……a participatory dance workshop of salsa line dancing at the Trusts annual Fund raising dinner at Lewisham College (Thursday 5th March 09) …

One fund Lewisham

which will incorporate what we developed during the workshops by participants and additionally inviting people attending the event to join the workshop - to provide a fun and shared experience.
We took the tradition of Salsa into the form of line dance - as a community project that took place at Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust for residents and opened to the local community.
The visual Art workshops built on the theme making both collective & individual pieces based on inspirations on community dance themes and associated visual material. Images were sourced of community & social dance and with this we used magazines & newspapers to montage & recreate images inspired by dance adding humour.

These workshops ran in partnership with the Lewisham College art classes at
Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust and the dance classes an additional course based in the garden studio.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

a few more pieces of work from our October Black history month project 'Models & Role Models' involving art, dress making & writing workshops, that concluded with an open day, art exhibition and fashion show

Folded group workshop drawings
'Phoenix Fashions'
2008 Black history month

Thursday, October 16, 2008

images from folded shared drawings & montage -
& artwork created from old C.d’s

‘Phoenix Fashions’ 1968-1973
- Afro European fashion designs -by Mrs Sybil Phoenix

With thanks to
One fund Lewisham:
Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust:

& with many thanks to Vogue Italia for their support:
& also to those at the Institute of Contemporary Arts who collected their unwanted Cd’s for us to work with.

C.d's & second image - collective artwork:
artwork by Caroline & last image by Nordia

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


made by the late Marsha Phoenix
between 1963-1974

Artwork: a selection of Charmaine's
workshop and portfolio artwork

Artwork: Charmaine

Artwork: Charmaine
Artwork: Charmaine
Artwork: Charmaine

Artwork by Charmaine: