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What Folks Said.
During Black History Month 2014 we invited emerging writers and spoken word artists from the MAIA network to visit our exhibition ‘KANAVAL - Vodou, politics and revolution on the streets of Haiti’, by Leah Gordon and organised a ‘Scratch Night’ based on the photographs of the mardi gras celebrations. The work presented showed true engagement by the young people with the themes of the work such as colonial heritage, identity and freedom. For everyone involved the evening was pioneering and moving.
— Josephine Reichert, Director, Ort Gallery
Working with MAIA was great for me at such an early point of my journey as an artist. I felt like I learnt the standard, what to expect from fellow artists and organisations when collaborating. It was great to work with people who have vision, passion and excellence in their execution.
— Danai Makwiramiti, Artist, Poet, Writer
"As an artist working in Birmingham, to know that organisations such as MAIA successfully operates and continues to grow fills me with hope and joy for the future of the city. Amahra and her team are professional, passionate and pioneering in their attitude towards all artistic practices and people. Their efforts and importance should never be underestimated."
— Laurie Ramsell, Artist
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