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Home Is Not A Place

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These objects include a framed model, made by Pitts’ cousin Dean Rogan, titled ‘If Home was a Place: Johny Pitts’ childhood home’. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. It has been on show in Pitts’ hometown of Sheffield at the Graves Gallery, and at the Stills Gallery in Edinburgh.

Home is knowing greatness dwells within us, and therefore we dwell in greatness…and that greatness is our home. The exhibition is an important continuation of Pitts’ work to make every day Black experiences visible, creating an ‘alternative archive for the future’. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Listen to the two artists talk about how the book came to be, what they found out about themselves – and the country they live in – in this moody audio-visual version of Home Is Not A Place.

Home is Not a Place’ is a collaborative work uniting photography, poetry and select prose; this collection potently capturing a psychogeography of Black Britain—from Glasgow to Margate, comprised of both positive and negative exposures—with its aperture fully open to the synergy and synchronicity of Black joy. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). The structures we often find ourselves in when we are “at home” aren’t what make home home, it’s how we feel when we are there that make it so. Home is the friendships we forge, the people we can count on, the people we know love us as we are, the people who keep loving and accepting us even when we mess up. S. Eliot Poetry Prize-winning text, this contains eye/mind-opening ekphrastic pieces which ponder the representation of Blackness in Art; from Turner to Sidibé.

He is the lead vocalist and lyricist for King Midas Sound and has also recorded solo albums with Jahtari Records. A journey around the UK coast with a poet and a photographer has produced a beautiful and in depth meditation on Black Britishness. As part of the Friends of Europe think tank’s European Young Leaders 2022 programme, Johny has been selected as one of the next generation of young leaders involved in shaping Europe’s future. During their travels they uncovered hidden stories of black people living in the unlikeliest of places, from rundown seaside resorts to rural beach locations.Too often, that is where the history told about Black Britain begins and ends – but Robinson and Pitts continued out of London, following the coast clockwise through Margate to Land’s End, Bristol to Blackpool, Glasgow to John O’Groats and Scarborough to Southend on Sea. The sound in this space comes from 1990s mixtapes recorded from the Black-run Sheffield pirate radio station SCR. Pitt's photos capture the beauty of Black British culture ' Dazed - Praise for Afropean by Johny Pitts Winner of the Jhalak Prize 'A revelation' Owen Jones 'Afropean seizes the blur of contradictions that have obscured Europe's relationship with blackness and paints it into something new, confident and lyrical' Afua Hirsch A Guardian, New Statesman and BBC History Magazine Best Book of 2019 - Praise for A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson WINNER OF THE TS ELIOT POETRY PRIZE 2019 WINNER OF THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 'Ranging from the most breath-taking poems about the Grenfell Tower fire to the most exquisitely moving poems about the premature birth of his son, who had to fight for his life in an incubator. The result was Home Is Not A Place (2022), a stunning ‘visual poem’ of a book, with photographs, poetry and essays reflecting on the complexity, strength and resilience of Black Britain. Objects from his multicultural working-class home in Sheffield – family recordings from VHS tapes, furniture, ornaments and collections of books – are treated as relics.

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