My Flag

31 May 2007 – 30 November 2007

Part of the following series:

Community Projects

An exhibition of posters by students from Kingsbury High school in collaboration with Tajender Sagoo.

Platform for Art is delighted to present an exhibition of posters by Kingsbury High school students. My Flag is a series of new flags symbolising cultures, languages, traditions and religions from across the world. The students have drawn ideas from their family backgrounds and from research into different cultures. Islamic architecture, Buddhist symbols, shapes and jewellery traditionally worn by South Indian dancers, oranges commonly used in Indonesian fabrics and the hot colours of African landscapes are examples of the different visual references that can be seen in the flags. Tajender Sagoo worked with the students to explore new techniques in sewing, printing and painting to weave their ideas together and create these lustrous and vibrant personal emblems.

People that live, work and study in Kingsbury have originated from all over the world and can speak many languages. My Flag shows that even a small and local station like this one, serves a diverse international local community. What would your personal flag look like?