Bandele Iyapo

Bristol, United Kingdom

Bandele Iyapo

Bandele Iyapo is a legendary Trinidadian visual artist, working in batik, photography, and film-making. His work explores human connections across space and time. He uses rich, uplifting colours and poignant symbolism to show how we are connected, and to inspire and show the way to fuller connections in the future.

Bridging Histories has sponsored Bandele to gather together his life's work in one place for the first time, to create a travelling exhibition that started in St Pauls and will appear in the Bristol Beacon before going on national tour. Bandele's workshops give you a powerful tour through history via art, from Benin bronzes and early African technology and civilization, to anti-apartheid, to artistic reflections on protecting nature, and concluding with a simple hands-on introduction to batik.

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