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Afrocentricity in Focus: Dancing with HeART

Presented by Christian Asare

A Black Gold Arts Homemakers commission


Christian Asare will be creating a diptych of portraits of members of the Manchester QTIPOC group House of Noir, highlighting each member’s creative contributions to the enrichment of the LGBTQ+ community in Manchester.

House of Noir is a fresh vogue house on the vibrant national scene of vogue houses – it is Manchester based and a fashion centred house, platforming QTIPOC excellence, inspiring creativity, self-love and expression and is part of Rainbow Noir.

The whole process will be documented as Christian invites you to share the development, progress and evaluation of the paintings across the period from blank canvas to finished paintings.

Follow Christian on instagram to see progress of his work so far.


Homemakers Project Overview

Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.

We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.


We are ensuring that all the Homemakers commissions are accessible as possible for everyone so if you need to access this project in a different format please email access@homemcr.org

About Christian Asare

Christian Asare is a black British Multidisciplinary Artist of Ghanaian heritage based in Manchester; A trained choreographer and contemporary dancer with a specialisation in afro-contemporary dance, he is also an independent fine artist, painting in oils with a focus on uplifting afrocentric imagery, afro-futurism, portraiture and abstraction.
@xtianasare on Instagram

About Black Gold Arts

Black Gold Arts is a Manchester-based arts organisation working predominantly with working-class people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. They aim to get often overlooked voices, stories and hidden histories seen and heard. They do this through film, dance, song, visual art, theatre or any other artist’s medium aiming to excite, educate and entertain, with lots of sass and sprinkles of fun.