Marcia Brown M.A. (P.G.C.E)
Marcia Brown MA PGCE is a Visual artist and arts tutor. She started her formal art education at Jacob Kramer Art College in Leeds, where she did a Pre B A Hons Foundation Diploma (1991) in Fine Art. She then went on to study at Leeds Metropolitan University to do a BA HONS Degree in Fine Art Painting (1996) and a Masters Degree (MA) in Contemporary Fine Art Practices (2001). While she was there, she won the Edna Lomb Travel Scholarship to do research focusing on the Roots of Reggae Music in Jamaica. She was also awarded The Mary Seacole Wings award for her contributions to community and black arts in the U.K. She exhibits regularly and has art works held in both private and public collections. She is currently a P.T Arts Tutor and Youth Arts Education Worker and Qualified Tutor (P.G.C.E.)
The conceptual aspect of my work involves looking at the relationship between colour, music, and painting. And the subjective side concerns Ancient African History, inspired by Ethiopian Arts, Roots Reggae music, Biblical, Prophecy and Amarnan Art. In my artwork Truth is sought and obtained through the word, sound power of King David’s Royal Music, Musicians and performers. The eye of the mystic and biblical prophecy serve as the supreme basis for my creative ideas.
Recently my artwork has developed into using digital arts
and creating music for performance. Last year I was sponsored by Leeds City Museum to do a performance ‘JAH Fire Burning ‘ at the Seven Arts Centre that used the museum’s artefacts to tell the story of the Rastafarian Community in Leeds. I was the executive producer alongside David Hamilton Artistic director & dancer. Performing also was Royal Blood, Chris Campbell, Khadijah Ibrahiim and Supa.
The performance was filmed and will be screened at my next exhibition at the Leeds Museum. This exhibition forms part of Faith in the City Exhibition. I will also have a selection of my digital images on display with the museums artefacts, which were used in the show.
This will open on 2nd March 09.
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