Ayesha Jones discusses her online exhibition Motherland and her journey into African spiritualism

As part of our ongoing Black Futures programme, we’re hosting a virtual exhibition by photographer and Belgrade Audience Development Officer Ayesha Jones.

Titled Motherland, the exhibition documents a three-year journey she took to Africa with her mother to rediscover her family’s roots. In our latest podcast, she talks about that journey, and offers insights into African family structures and spiritual traditions, with contributions from our 2021 Co-Artistic Director Corey Campbell.

Listen to the episode below.


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Produced by Beatfella
Clips used with kind permission from Static
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Further Reading

Twitter thread by Chloe Valdary, founder of The Theory of Enchantment

Season of the Witch: Why young women are flocking to the ancient craft
Sady Doyle for The Guardian, 24/02/2015

From Baba Yaga to Hermione Granger: Why we’re spellbound by ‘witcherature’
Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett for The Guardian, 12/08/2019