Natasha Cunningham – Jamaican visual artist
Natasha Cunningham was the first person Kevin ‘Supanova’ Salmon and I got the chance to film when we arrived at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston. Her exhibition featured prints of some of her designs and a large mannequin dressed in a paper and tulle dress (she talks about it below)! Every girly girl would want to be in these clothes, trus mi.
It was a lovely set up but I could tell that there was something bittersweet about it. When I asked, she told me that her model, the only model used in all her pieces, died in a car crash before she was able to see the show open. Natasha livicated (dedicated without the ‘dead’) the EVOKE exhibition to her.
Roshay Young, your legacy remains.