Council of Voices

Worcester in partnership with The Art House / University of Worcester
18 June - 30 July 2021.

Vanley Burke’s personal and ancestral histories, across three countries and continents – Gambia, where he has, over a number of years, worked with the communities living near James Island (re-named Kunta Kinteh) in the Gambia river; Jamaica, his place of birth in the Blue Mountains; and Birmingham, his current home.

The artwork is titled ‘Council of Voices’, which was nine years in the making, uses scale, time and text to create a montage of generations in an interconnected world, a community sharing stories of pride, protest and of courage, loss and persecution.