F.R.I.D.A Female Revolution In Dance & Art EXHIBITION 03.20XIII

F . R . I .D .A              E  X  H  I  B  I  T  I  O N

Bumi Thomas is a visual artist whose artistic philosophy is essentially about transcending cultural boundaries and subverting realities with abstract constructs using photography and music as her mediums of exploration. She creates thought provoking paradigm shifting pieces.

‘ 7  S E R I E  S’  are a collection of photographs inspired by the life and legacy of Frida Kahlo.  This visually stimulating adaptation of Frida as a Feminist Icon and historical figure is explored and viewed through a multicultural lens. These original pieces are  on show at the F.R.I.D.A Female Revolution In Dance a& Art Exhibition at CRE8 Art gallery in Hackney Wick till  Women’s’  International day March 8th 20XII.

Female Revolution In Dance & Art (F.R.I.D.A) are  agents of change. A Movement  encouraging women to speak up about gender issues, take authorship for how they are perceived historically, reclaiming their identity through ART, self exploration and positive contributions to society in the 21st century by  organizing Multidisciplinary Art projects that foster Multicultural dialogue through creative collaborations focusing on visual, performance and literary arts.  http://femalerevolutionindanceandart.wordpress.com/

P R I C E       L  I  S  T


Title: ‘Renaissance

  • Medium: Photography Print
  • Dimensions: H 841 x  W 594 mm | 33.1 x 23.4 inc


Title: ‘Bronze Palms

  •  Medium: Photography Print
  •  Dimension: H 841 x  W 594 mm | 33.1 x 23.4 inc


Title: ‘FRIDA Mexicana

  •    Medium: Photography Print
  •    Dimension: H 841 x  W 594 mm | 33.1 x 23.4 inc


Title: ‘Unbroken Column’

  •  Medium: Photography Print   
  •  Dimensions: H 841 x W 594 mm | 33.1 x 23.4 inc

2 Fridas s

Title: ‘Frida Duality’

  •     Medium: Photography Print on Aluminum
  •      Dimensions: H 730  x  W 594 mm | 33.1 x 23.4 inc

FRIDA 5  s

Title: ‘Frida Trinity’

  • Medium: Photography Print on Aluminum
  • Dimensions: H 841 x  W 594 mm | 33.1 x 23.4 in


Title: ‘Wild Flower’

  •            Medium: Photography Print on Aluminum
  •            Dimensions: H 841 x  W 594 mm | 33.1 x 23.4 inc

A percentage of proceeds of  sales from this collection will be awarded to FORWARD UK charity for their continued excellence in safeguarding the rights and dignity of  girls and women in the Diaspora and around the world. www.forwarduk.org.uk

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The option to upgrade premium quality framing for a luxury finish is also available as a bespoke service at an additional cost.

Please contact me for price list  and more information.


B U M I   T H O M A S

T: +44 7507 50 69 94

E: bumi.thomas@gmail.com


Ayanna Witter Johnson- Autumn Hues


It is rare to come across a talent like Ayanna Witter Johnson, this cellist, vocalist, pianist and composer is in a league of her own and truly embodies the mystery and beauty of a muse.She is a pioneer of Black folk music and is the first non-American to win the legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem – and one of only a handful of people to win with an original composition.Working with Ayanna was a truly lucid experience infused with ease and creative synergy.

Continually developing as a musician and composer of extraordinary versatility, Witter-Johnson made her debut at the London Jazz Festival in 2008 opening for Intercontinental – the project that features jazz drumming legend Jack DeJohnette and the Queen of South African jazz Sibongile Khumalo and in 2009 she continued, to much acclaim, her association as vocalist, cellist and featured artist with Courtney Pine’s Afropeans: Jazz Warriors.  In 2010, her new trio featuring Fraser Fifield on pipes, whistles and saxophone and Robert Mitchell on piano and made it’s debut at Dartington and toured the UK during the summer and in 2011 she has been commissioned by Bath Festival to create a new work in response to the work of the legendary singer, songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone.

Her radio credits include original material on Courtney Pine’s Jazz Crusade – BBC Radio 3, In Tune – BBC Radio 2 and the BBC Asian Network.  Witter-Johnson was also invited to feature as a cellist and musical arranger for the BBC documentary Little Angels. In 2007 she was commissioned by the Liverpool Lighthouse to compose a choral piece for young vocalists in the Merseyside area to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act and she has also been commissioned to compose the soundtrack for the feature length film Disoriented Generation.


Ayanna’s recent release Truthfully – an EP produced by Marc Mac (4hero) – is available now via her website : http://www.ayannamusic.com/

Ayanna Witter-Johnson has been nominated for a MOBO for Best Jazz Act 2012. Click here to VOTE for this rare gem: http://mobo.com/voting/