Artist gathering featuring Sharon Norwood and Kosisochukwu Nnebe

January 30, 2023

7:00 pm

OBAK and CUAG co-host a gathering of Black artists to learn with and from artist Sharon Norwood

The Savannah-based Canadian artist Sharon Norwood’s practice homes in on a single line – a fine stroke reminiscent of the curl pattern of Black hair – to speak to complexities surrounding Black presence and history in North America.

OBAK and CUAG invite Ottawa-based Black artists to join Norwood as she discusses her ceramics, installation and drawings featured in Drawing on Our History, with curator Kosisochukwu Nnebe. Spend time sharing in a conversation about making art, our professional trajectories and learning from each other’s practices.

This event is free and light refreshments will be available.

Directions to the gallery and parking information are here.

This event is co-organized with OBAK – Ottawa Black Artists Kollective.


Kosisochukwu Nnebe is a Nigerian-Canadian visual artist and curator. An economist by training and a policy analyst by profession, her visual arts practice aims to engage viewers on issues both personal and structural in ways that bring awareness to their own complicity.

Sharon Norwood is a Jamaica-born Canadian artist, currently based in Savannah, Georgia. Norwood works with several media including painting, drawing and ceramic. She finds inspiration in the ornate quality of Black hair, which becomes an entry point to speak about issues relating to her personal identity.

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Drawing on Our History

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