BTCOTC OPEN CALL #1 - FAMILY ARCHIVES
The BTCOTC project is looking to preserve and celebrate the mixed-race and multicultural histories of Brent residents. Can your family photos help us learn more about Brent’s diverse racial past?
We are using fashion as a lens to help us understand and display overlooked interracial family stories of Brent. We would love to see any images you have that represent and celebrate the coming together of different races and cultures in Brent families!
Contact us at BTCOTCproject@yahoo.com
What are we looking for?
Below are examples of the sorts of images we are interested in. In short, anything that tells a story of your family or Brent's mixed race or multicultural history. For example:
- Family photographs
- Items of jewellery Items of clothing (scarves, hats, occasionwear)
- Magazine or newspaper articles
- Official documents/files
- Furniture, ornaments, paintings or other heirlooms
Linton Smith and Margaret (Maggie) Lee on their wedding day, c1965.
Maggie wears a wedding dress and veil from Biba, which she bought using her own wages after saving up for months. Biba was an iconic London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s.
Image copyright and courtesy of Warren Reilly with permission of Maggie Drinkwater.
Open Call Outcomes
Some of the narratives and images shared with the BTCOTC project will be curated into our digital museum, hosted by The Mixed Museum.
The material collected may also be used in our February 2021 half term art and design workships as talking points or creative inspiration.
Our filmmaker will also draw on the material to create a series of short videos about the project and Brent's wider mixed race and multicultural history.
Donated material may also be offered to Brent Museum and Archives for inclusion in their collections. Additionally, some of the donated images may be used in an installation to celebrate the launch of the exhibition at ASC Alperton Studios.
All uses of material offered will be for non-profit and educational use only.
Any questions or to offer material, please contact us at: BTCOTCproject@yahoo.com
BTCOTC - WHO WE ARE
By The Cut of Their Cloth (BTCOTC) is a collaborative community art, photography, fashion and heritage project between Fashioning Our History (www.