Black Artists Shaping the World is a hardback book for young readers by Sharna Jackson with contributions by Zoe Whitely, that introduces the work of 26 contemporary African artists to inspire a new generation of artists.
Featuring works in a variety of media, from ceramics to drawing, painting and sculpture, some of the artists included are British Turner Prize-winning painters Lubaina Himid and Chris Ofili; renowned South African visual activist Zanele Muholi; Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh; Sudanese painter Kamala Ibrahim Ishag; Kenyan-British ceramicist Magdalene Odundo; African-American artists Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley; performance artist Harold Offeh; and moving image artist Larry Achiampong.
Award-winning Black British children’s author Sharna Jackson has worked in the cultural sector, both at Tate in London and at Site Gallery in Sheffield. In this book, she is joined with the curatorial expertise of Dr Zoe Whitley, Director of London's Chisenhale Gallery and co-curator of the landmark Tate exhibition 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power'.
Winner of Five Awards:
* SLA Information Book Award, Judges Award Winner, Age 13-16 category 2022
* SLA Information Book Award, Children's Choice Winner, Age 13-16 category 2022
* SLA Information Book Award, Judges Choice Winner 2022
* Junior Design Awards - GOLD medal winner
* Made for Mums Awards - GOLD award