PRESS & EVENTS

Keep up to date with the latest mention and events surrounding both Chinakwe and our founder Caroline Chinakwe

LATEST NEWS:

 CHINAKWE'S POP-UP STORE IN OXFORD STREET!

 We are very happy to announce the opening of our new temporary pop-up shop. Located on Europe's busiest shopping destination, Oxford Street will host our new store. ⁠

Come and fall in love with the beauty of black culture and style in the heart of London. This is going to be a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in Chinakwe’s collection of Afro Lux art and lifestyle products. ⁠

🗓️ 29TH, 30TH & 31ST JULY 2022⁠
🕙️ 10AM - 8PM⁠
📍 SOOK, 58 OXFORD STREET, LONDON W1D 1BH⁠

 Artist Caroline Chinakwe Announces NFT Collection

 We’re delighted to announce that our founder and artist Caroline Chinakwe has designed the first NFT collection of Women of Tomorrow. The idea behind the collection is based on looking at how we are all influenced by each other and our different cultures. From the food we eat to the music we listen to we are all impacted by another culture other than our own, it plays a major part in our lives and who we are today. Each image in the collection is a collage of different skin tones that represent the different cultural influences we have within us.

To stay updated and find out more about when the collection will launch and the benefits for the collectors, follow their social media pages!

 

 

Previous Events and Exhibtions:

Freedom In Future NFT Exhibition

 To celebrate Caroline Chinakwe creating her first NFT collection for Women Of Tomorrow she took part at Homemade. An immersive event at the intersection of art, music and technology in the heart of London.⁠ 

The experience unites NFT artists across Africa and the diaspora who each visualise societies of the future. Exploring themes of identity, evolution and fantasy.⁠

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead

 Caroline Chinakwe recently showcased  select few of her pieces with artists from her group Camden Black Creatives at Affordable Art Fair. They were found at the Omenka By Camden Black Creatives stand number K2 for four days alongside leading galleries both local and international showcasing 1,000s of contemporary artworks with special installations and emerging artist  showcases. The event provided the opportunity to come and discover the joy of collecting art with the work of emerging Black creatives working to propel a more equitable representation of black artists in the London Borough of Camden. 

Gone Rogue - Femme 13

To celebrate International Women's Day our founder Caroline Chinakwe was a part of the artist panel talk at the FEMME 13 event hosted by Gone Rogue in the Design Studio at new Mondrian Hotel Curtain Members Club in Shoreditch.  

Caroline Chinakwe: Behind The Curtain

Caroline Chinakwe was selected as the first artist at residence at the new Mondrian hotel in Shoreditch. The event was acelebration of black history and culture as she exhibited just over 20 pieces of work from both art series “This Is Me” and the latest “Colourism” alongside dubuting some new pieces created just for the Mondrian.

 Some Of Us Are Brave Exhibition

Some of Us Are Brave Exhibition explores feminine form and function, and how black women continue to resist marginalisation by taking up space to foreground their lives and stories through varied and diverse approaches to art. The exhibition aloso incorporates a talk with Sukai Eccleston, the founder of CasildArt discussing the topic of ‘Colourism’ which is also the name of the latest art series.

 Kensington Town Hall Civic Centre

Artist Caroline Chinakwe was presented with the opportunity to take part in the Black History Month 2021 exhibition with J/M Gallery at reopening of The Civic Gallery / Kensington Town Hall. A space that has allowed her work to be exhibit alongside other local talent such as Junior Tomlin, Banke Jemiyo and Theophilus Tetteh to celebrate the borough’s diverse heritage. 

INUKA Pop UP Shop

 

Chinakwe had the opportunity to partner with Camden Black Creatives to open the doors to a pop up shop in the heart of Hampstead. ⁠The mission was to bring diversity to Hampstead by having businesses, products and creativity that reflected the diversity of Camden.⁠ The shop was open for a 2 month period and featured art, fashion and homeware by amazing black creatives.⁠

Colourism: The Truth About Skin Tone Bias

Hosted in the lively and multicultural Brixton Village at the BRXTN Studios, the event described as an ‘amazing success’ saw over 100 guests ranging from press to guest speakers and lovers of bespoke art, all eager to experience the meaning of afro-luxe lifestyle, art and fashion through the eyes and mind of Caroline Chinakwe - Mother of three, fashion enthusiast and small business owner.  Alongside, the complete line of homeware and fashion products on display including Unity with a Hat On, Let Go Of Your Past and the newest addition to Colourism collection - Phenomenal women

Caroline Chinakwe Art In London

Chinakwe in Adorn The Common Pop Up Shop

Chiankwe is was showcased in central London at the new Adorn The Common pop up shop on Charlotte street. The shop is filled with a variety of beautiful pieces for your home, ranging from art to ceramics and soft furnishings.

You can now find us at their new address: 

42 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9EP

High Timber Restaurant

A select few Caroline Chinakwe original art prints will be on display at High Timber Restaurant. For those looking for a new place to eat, this restaurant offers modern dining with a South African touch. Whilst you enjoy your meal and their well-stocked wine cellar, you can gaze outside to see the stunning river views of the Tate Modern and Shard. The pieces currently showcased at the restaurant include (pictured left to right):

- Let Go Of Your Past (Orange Hat)

I Am Who I Am (Version 2)

- I Am Who I Am (Version 3)

- Let Go Of Your Past (Pop Art)

Address: Broken Wharf House, 8 High Timber St, London EC4V 3PA

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri - 12–2:30pm, 6–9:30pm  

 Stork Restaurant

 Perfectly positioned in Mayfair’s art hub, Stork adopts an immersive modern art culture. Contemporary African inspired art can be seen throughout the restaurant, creating a seamless pairing with our Modern Pan-African cuisine. Within the restaurant you can find a select few Caroline Chinakwe orginal art prints including (pictured left to right):

- I Am Who I Am (Version 3)

We Are Who We Are

I Am Who I Am (Version 2)

Address:

13-14 Cork St, Mayfair, London W1S 3NS

Opening Hours:

BRUNCH | Saturday & Sunday | 11.30 - 15.00

LUNCH | Wednesday - Friday | 12.00 - 15.00

DINNER | Wednesday - Sunday | 17.30 - Midnight

 Papa L's Kitchen:

Papa L's KitchenPapa L’s Kitchen is putting African cuisine on the map. They are passionate about creating a unique, shared dining experience, combining the exotic ingredients and flavours of Africa with cuisine from around the world. Located in the restaurent is one of the favourites from the series This Is Me titled 'I Cant Be Stung By You'.

Address: 16-17 Jermyn St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6LT
Opening Hours: Wed - Sat - 5 –11:30pm

Magazine and Blog Features

Chinakwe Oxford Street Pop-Up Store Mentioned In Fashion Finest

 The opening of  Chinakwe's pop-up store on Oxford Streek in collaboration with Sook Spaces was annouces on  Fashions Finest.  An online portal showcasing all the latest news in the world of independent fashion.

Caroline Chinakwe Featured As An Inspirational Women In TV and Media 

Our founder and artist Caroline Chinakwe has been featured in the magazine We Are The City as an Inspirational Women In TV and Media. In the interview, she discusses her career, challenges she's faced, the major factors in achieving her success and many more!

Caroline Chinakwe Afrolux Artwork Featured in Gramersi

A selection of artwork from the debut series This Is Me has been featured on the marketplace Gramersi. In the interview, Caroline also discusses some of the inspiration behind some of her pieces from the series Colourism. 

The Colourful World Of Caroline Chinakwe’s Artwork Featured In The Voice Magazine

 The Voice Magazine recently featured a selection of artwork created by Caroline Chinakwe. In the interview Caroline spoke about her career in the fashion industry, and how her artwork celebrates variety in beauty.

Featured In Hampstead & Highgate Express Newspaper

 Caroline Chinakwe and her group Camden Black Creatives were among 100 local and international galleries showing work at The Affordable Art Fair on Hampstead Heath over the weekend (5 - 8 May 2022). The striking artworks of Caroline Chinakwe were showcased in the magazine, highlighting her powerful visuals which capture "the beauty found in Black culture and style while addressing social issues that affect people of colour". 

 

Winner of Artist Of The Month (March 2022) - Caroline Chinakwe

Congratulations to our founder Caroline Chinakwe for being selected as one of the artists of the month at Art Jobs. Read the full article below as she discusses the inspiration behind some of her pieces as well as her experience in the art industry.

 

Featured in London Daily News

Caroline Chinakwe had the opportunity to be featured on London Daily News to discuss the topics on how her London strives to create a better and more inclusive city. 

 

Featured In The Times

Interior designer Natasha Landers mentioned our founder Caroline Chinakwe as one of her favourites artists when discussing home interiors.

 

 Spell Magazine

 To celebrate Black History Month and gift that represent black culture a Caroline Chinakwe original art print was featured in Spell Magazine. From the dubut series This Is Me the piece titled 'I Cant Be Stung By You' was selected as a must have item.

Afrowoman Online

 For Black History Month, Caroline Chinakwe was interviewed by Afrowoman Online about how she created her leading Afro Lux business and representing our culture.


 

Social Media Mentions

  
Let Go Of Your Past was featured in a 3D interior render created by @lyvdndesign / @elvyatedrealty
Black Owened Business, Uk Raising awareness of Black Owned Brands , the page @b.o.b.u.k. highlighted the Chinakwe brand and a selection of our products.
Chinakwe Brand on Inuka Magazine Inuka Magazine highlighted the Chinakwe brand and a selection of our products.