Matt Small – ‘That I May See’

This week will see Black Rat Projects play host to Matt Smalls solo show named ‘That I May See’.  The title refers to the motto of the Robert Shitima School in Zambia. Back in March Black Rat took up the opportunity to travel with Matt Small and Swoon to Lusaka where they spent a week giving art workshops to young people from the Robert Shitima School. Matt has produced a beautiful new body of work based on his experience there. The show consists of portraits of the children from the school and 40% of the proceeds from the sale of works will be sent back to support the great work being done at the school.

The Robert Shitima school is a school for street children and aids orphans which feeds, clothes, educates and provides a place to live for 250 children. Black Rat are delighted to be able to host this show and the works are some of the most beautiful paintings of Matt’s we have ever seen.  ‘That I May See’ runs for 3 weeks and we hope to see you at the preview evening.

I went along to photograph the work at the weekend and as usual was blown away by the depth, colours and textures in these paintings.  One to be seen in person for sure.


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