Artists

These are some of the artists involved in creating the artworks for the Scottish BLM Mural Trail. This page will be updated as more come on board. They come from a wide range of backgrounds (including Cape Verdi, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan/Harris, USA), some trained, some self taught, combining youth and experience, individuals and artist collectives – all uniquely talented. A huge thank you to all of them for contributing their amazing skills to this project.

JACQUELINE BRIGGSEden Court Theatre, Inverness
23 year old creator from the Highlands of Scotland and a recent graduate of Illustration from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Half Scottish, half Papua New Guinean. MORE INFO (website)

RACHEL DALLAS – Gulp, Shawlands, Glasgow
Originally from USA, now based in Glasgow. Rachel is an experienced IT analyst and designer. A crowdfunder for her mural (at Gulp, Shawlands) raised nearly £2000 towards art materials in a few days.

ANNIE GEORGE – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Annie is an Edinburgh-based writer, theatremaker and occasional filmmaker, who was born in Kerala India, and has worked in Scottish theatre since 1991. She was awarded the Ignite Fellowship 2019 (Scottish Book Trust) and the 2016 Inspiring Scotland Bursary. Recent productions include ‘Twa’, a collaboration with visual artist Flore Gardner, and solo shows’Home is Not the Place’ . MORE INFO (website)

NEDA GHAFFAR – King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Scottish Pakistani artist born and raised on the Isle of Harris. Neda builds up her works over time, using a variety of materials and technique incorporating circles and rows of simple shapes standing in wonderful bright colours side by side in solidarity, as a way of representing BAME people. MORE INFO (Instagram)

TONY KALISA – Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tony Brown Kalisa is an 18 year old self taught graphic artist, born in Uganda he has called Edinburgh his home for 4 years. His style utilities a variety of images and techniques to build a design made up of many layers. Tony’s creative practice is continually inspired by his mother who raised him as a single parent with African values in a western context. MORE INFO (instagram)

RUDY KANHYE – Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
Rudy Kanhye is a French Artist, curator and writer. He developed his practice around the dialogue between cultures, people, past, present and what the future could be. Working primarily with themes related to identity, history, and popular culture. His work focuses on framing and context. MORE INFO (Instagram)

STEVEN KHAN (STMC STUDIO)  – Theatre Royal Glasgow
Editorial and commercial photographer, based in Glasgow, Scotland; studied photography in Fife and is an equality activist whose work centres around his lived experience as a queer BAME artist in Scotland. MORE INFO (website)

ABZ MILLS  – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Abigail Mills aka Abz, is a queer Scottish/Jamaican tattoo artist from Kirkcaldy. Abz has been an artist since childhood, always able to visualise and create ideas… Having been tattooing for over 9 years, Abz works in Glasgow, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy in a bright, colourful and thought provoking style. MORE INFO instagram

THE NEON REQUIEM   Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
Rudy aka “The Neon Requiem” is a graphic artist of Cape Verdean and Portuguese origin. Moved to Inverness at age 12 from his hometown of Lisbon. His work is inspired by the LGBT community of which he is proudly part of and his parents. MORE INFO (Instagram)

JAMAL YUSSUFF-ADELAKUN – PAPAJGUN PHOTOGRAPHY – The Hub Edinburgh
British born Nigerian; Grew up in London till the age 4, moved to Lagos until age 18 . Now based in Edinburgh, a music lover and photographer His daughter Lola (model) Nigerian Scottish, 12 year old, sister, dancer, musician MORE INFO (Facebook)