Updates & Interviews
BBC Radio Cambridge Black history colouring book
September 14, 2023
A Cambridge artist has had her work featured in a new exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Selena Scott's created a colouring book called 'Cambridge Black history' exploring the lives of twelve historical figures and their links to Cambridge.
The book's featured in the ‘Black Atlantic’ exhibition which reflects the museum's links to the transatlantic slave trade.
BBC News Cambridge Black History colouring book part of Fitzwilliam Museum exhibition
September 13, 2023
Cambridge Black History by Selena Scott shows how 12 historical black figures are connected to the city.
It is displayed in the Black Atlantic exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum which reflects how it was founded on profits from the transatlantic slave trade.
Making Memory Tangible - Inside the Artist's Studio with Selena Scott
April 18, 2023
Emerging artist Selena Scott describes what inspires her process, her recent trip to Barbados and the inspiration her mother provides as a textile artist. 'I took [photographs of family] and transferred them onto fabric and embroidered into them and played around with this idea of memory and giving them a sense of tangibility. The more I learn about myself in the process, the more I'm able to pour into my paintings and work.'
Meet Our ‘Celebrating Black History in Cambridge’ Interns
April 14, 2023
Jade Pollard-Crowe and Selena Scott spent February and March 2023 working on a project called Celebrating Black History in Cambridge as part of the University of Cambridge Museums’ (UCM) ongoing work connected to the forthcoming exhibition, Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance (Fitzwilliam Museum: 8 September 2023 – 7 January 2024).
WTF? in conversation with: Selena Scott
July 1, 2021
Cambridge born Selena works to redefine the portrayal of the black male identity. Drawing inspiration from her own family and friends, Selena captures the essence of how complex it is for identity to be related with racism and acculturation. The bias and racial prejudice drives Selena to explore the themes of hyper-masculinity especially through the lens of empathy in depicting her subjects. In this conversation with the Slade student, we discuss how she feels about online classes (that surprisingly feel liberating to Selena), her fashion related upbringing, and her activism to support the BLM movement.
Interview with Era Journal
September 7, 2020
SELENA SCOTT is a painter going into her second year at the Slade. Her portraits illustrate the complexities in identity caused by acculturation and racism, exploring hyper-masculinity and prejudice. JEAN WATT interviewed her about her practice.