Damilola is a visual artist incorporating the use of video, archive and theatre into her work.
She has worked on visual arts projects with Manchester Museum, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Norwich University of the Arts, University of East Anglia, Rose Bruford College and have collaborated on projects that have featured in Aesthetica Short Film Festival, London Film Festival, Dazed Digital Magazine and Gold Dust.
Her debut film Shades of Blue explores Black mental health and has been screened at BFI Film Academy’s SCENE 2020, Women X Festival, University of East Anglia and at an event hosted by Time To Change in Norwich.
Last year, she received a commission from They Eat Culture to create Ascent of the Moth, a portrait film centred around three black artists using their creative practices as a window to share personal experiences around identity, race, masculinity and mental health. Ascent of the Moth will have its premiere screening at Brainchild Festival in July 2022.
Promised Land is her third film. It’s an experimental archive film that interrogates the concept of Britain as a land paved with gold and explores generational differences among Black and South Asian communities in Birmingham. It received a nomination from Learning on Screen for the Student Postgraduate Award 2022, winners will be announced on 28 April. Promised Land will receive its premiere screening at Flatpack Festival in May 2022.