Painting Our Past
New English Heritage exhibition focuses on figures who were left in the margins of the past
The six artists in the Painting Our Past project, from left: Chloe Cox, Clifton Powell, Hannah Uzor, Elena Njoabuzia Onwochei-Garcia, Glory Samjolly and Mikéla Henry-Lowe. Photograph: Christopher Ison/English Heritage
New portrait of Dido Belle unveiled at Kenwood House
A new portrait of former Kenwood resident Dido Elizabeth Belle goes on show this week as English Heritage spotlights African figures connected with its properties.
Jamaican artist Mikéla Henry-Lowe was commissioned to paint Dido, who was born to Maria Belle, an African slave in the West Indies, and Sir John Lindsay, a British naval officer stationed there.