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  

Basket Case II

(selected images from the visual arts and design sections) National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare 30 October – 15 December 2014 Artists: Ifeoma Anyaeji, Delaine Le Bas, Alexandra Bircken, Matali Crasset, Tapfuma Gutsa, Sebastian Herkner and Michel Paysant Weaving Communities: Binga Craft Centre, Bulawayo Home Industries, Lupane Women’s Centre, Zienzele Foundation and STEP Trust Curators: Raphael […]

Basket Case

The EUNIC Zimbabwe Cluster (British Council, Alliance Française and Goethe Institute) and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, are presenting Basket Case II, a visual art, design and crafts exhibition featuring new commissions by artists Ifeoma Anyaeji (Nigeria), Alexandra Bircken (Germany), Tapfuma Gutsa (Zimbabwe), Delaine Le Bas (United Kingdom), Michel Paysant (France) as well as designers matali […]

la parole aux femmes fondation blachere

La Parole aux Femmes – Fondation Blachere

Fondation Blachère is announcing the presentation of La Parole aux Femmes in its art centre in Apt (France) from 7 October 2014 to 7 March 2015. This exhibition brings together Ifeoma Anyaeji (Nigeria), Safaa Erruas (Morocco), Cecilia Ferreira (South Africa), Justine Gaga (Cameroon), Ayana V. Jackson (USA/South Africa), Hélène Jayet (France), Euridice Kala (Mozambique/South Africa), Wanja Kimani […]

Zoe Whitley In Conversation : Wangechi Mutu

Zoe Whitley In Conversation : Wangechi Mutu   October 2014  18.30 – 20.00 The artist will be in conversation with Curator of International Art, Zoe Whitley, in advance of Mutu’s exhibition Nguva na Nyoka (Sirens and Serpents) at Victoria Miro, on view from 14 October 2014. http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/talks-and-lectures/conversation-wangechi-mutu

Digital Africa: The Future Is Now

Conceived as part of Africa Utopia 2014, Digital Africa brings together sonic experiments, video works presented on 3 screens, and a live performance by artists working in Africa and the Diaspora. Most of whom have never been presented in the UK before. The project takes its cue from the notion of utopia as a concept allowing the […]

Lubaina Himid Gwangju installation at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston. Photo: Denise Swanson

Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down the House

Lubaina Himid is currently in South Korea exhibiting at the Gwangju Biennale – Burning Down The House. The biennale is on from the 5th September to the 9th of November.  To see more information about the many artists and curators involved: http://www.gwangjubiennale.org/eng/gb/ http://www.gwangjubiennale.org/eng/information/news/?no=38&mode=view&IDX=8239&p=1