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Morning Star: Eye-catching and precise

November 10, 2023

BOB NEWLAND admires the tactics of a punchy exhibition that advocates awareness of Third World debt its neocolonial injustice

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BBC Look East Live Interview 

September 13th

Live on BBC evening news watch Cambridge based artist Selena Scott discuss her artwork and recent Black history colouring book.

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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.

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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.

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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).


Top 5 Artists | Gemma Peppe

March 8, 2023

This week's Top 5 features a spotlight on the top 5 next generation artists recommended by the founder and director of Art on a Postcard.


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.

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