Lubaina Himid shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2017

Lubaina Himid, has been nominated for British art’s most high-profile award the Turner Prize. The other artists on the shortlist are Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Buttner and Rosalind Nashashibi. The exhibition of work by this year’s shortlisted artists runs at the Ferens gallery in Hull – the UK’s City of Culture for 2017 – from 26 September to 7 […]

Lubaina Himid, A Fashionable Marriage, 1986. Photograph by Denise Swanson. Courtesy of Hollybush Gardens.

The Place is Here

04 Feb 2017-30 April 2017 The Place Is Here brings together around 100 works by over 30 artists and collectives spanning painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and archival displays from the 1980s, exploring this pivotal decade for British culture and politics. Nottingham Contemporary http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/art/1/future

Guest Lecture with Françoise Vergès

We are absolutely delighted that Françoise Vergès is coming to UCLan and giving a FREE public lecture. Thursday 13th October 2016 18.30 – 20.00 University of Central Lancashire, Preston UK An internationally acclaimed political scientist, feminist and author of Reunionese heritage, Françoise Vergès is Chair of Global South(s) at the Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des […]

MHV Lecture Series: Christine Eyene

Making Histories Visible launches the MHV Lecture Series on Wednesday 17 February 2016 with a lecture by Christine Eyene, art historian, curator and Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. Entitled The Exhibition Performed, this lecture/video/sound presentation focuses on “All of us have a sense of rhythm” an exhibition developed […]

Carte De Visite at Hollybush Gardens Gallery

Hollybush Gardens Gallery present Carte de Visite curated by Lubaina Himid, featuring new work by Helen Cammock, Claudette Johnson and Ingrid Pollard. This project has unfolded over the space of a year in different locations including the print room in the School of Art, Design & Fashion at the University of Central Lancashire where Lubaina […]

Feast Wagon

  The Feast Wagon looks at identity and nationhood against a backdrop of today’s globalised contemporary art scene, with its international biennales and large-scale touring exhibitions such as the British Art Show. The exhibition includes new work created for The Tetley by Lubaina Himid and Susan Walsh, Simeon Barclay, Delaine Le Bas, in response to […]

All of Us Have a Sense of Rhythm

An exhibition exploring notions of rhythm through visual arts, poetry, sound, music and dance. With Larry Achiampong, Younès Baba-Ali, Julien Bayle, John Cage, Ayoka Chenzira, Em’Kal Eyongakpa, Jon Hopkins, Langston Hughes, Evan Ifekoya, Zak Ové, Michel Paysant, Anna Raimondo, Robin Rhode, David Shrigley and William Titley. Curated by Christine Eyene. More information    Commissions for this […]

Residual: Traces of the Black Body

Developed as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival 2015, Residual: Traces of the Black Body looks at the process of imaging the black presence in relation to memory and erasure. ‘Residual’ refers to the idea of what remains after the main visual or tangible part of something has been removed or has disappeared. The focus of this exhibition […]

Preston Black History Group

Last week in collaboration with Preston Black History Group we hosted a series of events the first of which was a two hour session in the Archive space for members to look at our collections of photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy Ashe and George Hallett and browse through some of our rare books and catalogues. We […]

Tate buys Lubaina Himid’s Carrot Piece

The Outset Fund and the Tate have bought Lubaina Himid‘s Carrot Piece during the Frieze Art Show in London. The Outset Contemporary Art Fund was founded in 2003 as a philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting new art. This acquisition marks the 100th artwork purchased by the fund. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/himid-the-carrot-piece-t14192 http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/outset-and-tate-present-lubaina-himid