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Black Women's Hair Stories

Exploring Black Hair Culture in Ireland


Crowned - Black Women's Hair Stories explores the innate subject of hair with black women living in Ireland. A series of conversations with artist Breda Mayock has originated an exhibition of photographs portraying the women’s personal expression of the subject. This is accompanied by a video that shares the voices of Amanda Nyoni, Cassandra Corbet & Phina Echeruwe, Sharon Dpofu and Confidence Musarurgwa. 


Struggles around identity, self-care and freedom of expression are discussed as the women share their experiences of overcoming colonial narratives of Afro hair and of reclaiming their beauty.

Crowned is also a celebration of the journey, of what has been learned and of what can be achieved in time to come.


Crowned in association with Brendan Fox and Museum of Everyone. 


Artist: Breda Mayock

Project Assistant: Amanda Nyoni

Photography by Marta Faye

Crowned- Exploring Black Hair Stories is funded by the Arts Council funded Spectacular Vernacular 

In the Open/Faoin Spéir programme and Offaly County Council

In the Open | Faoin Spéir Offaly is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a collaborative partnership led by Offaly County Council’s Arts Office with Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Birr Festivals Collective, Museum of Everyone and Lough Boora Discovery Park.

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