Presented as part of our Windrush Day celebrations, this stunning collection of photos by Geraldine Walsh chronicles legendary local activist, Sybil Phoenix.
SYBIL PHOENIX MBE, OBE, Freeman of the City of London, Guyanese Medal of Service, Fellow of Goldsmiths College, Former Mayoress of Lewisham, Honorary President of The National Council of Women in Great Britain; these are just some of the vast array of titles, awards and honours that make Sybil Phoenix legendary.
Visual artist Geraldine Walsh began working with Sybil at the MPMT Arts Project in 1985, teaching photography, sculpture and painting to residents and other local young people. She documented a lot of the activity at MPMT and elsewhere in Sybil’s orbit for a decade. This exhibition presents a selection from the vast archive of images that Geraldine has retained. Most of these images have not been seen in 30 years.
Venue: Lewisham Shopping Centre, Borough of Culture Unit (South Mall, opposite Greggs), SE13 7HB
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10am-5.30pm
Find out more about the Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust.