Box 5 Contents – Letters 1998-1999

  1. Luke Rittner, Arts Council Letter to Lubaina Himid i.e. resignation from Arts Project Committee, 24 March 1988
  2. Shakka Dedi, Obaala, Standard letter to Lubaina Himid for participation in publication to document Afrikan Caribbean Art Activity in the 1980’s. Dated 20 December 1988
  3. Shakka Dedi, Obaala, Postcard to Lubaina Himid regarding work collection dates, dated 18 January 1989
  4. Seona Reid, Greater London Council letter referring to draft Black Arts Strategy Anti Racists Code of Practice. GLC Letter dated 11 April 1989
  5. Gerald Deslandes, Letter regarding The Heritage Show: An Impressions Gallery/Cornerhouse Touring Exhibition requesting a visit to Lubaina Himid, dated 5 June 1989
  6. Lubaina Himid, Letter from Emma Dexter dated 15 August 1989, Chisenhale Gallery confirming The Ballad of the Wing Exhibition to be shown at Stoke Museum and Art Gallery from 25 November.
  7. Andrew Hurman, Letter from Chisenhale Studios, dated 17 August 1989, regarding the sale of 3 paintings from The Ballad of the Wing (2 Shores; Egyptian Tablet; Pink Wing Painting) and invoice details. Also photocopy of 11 pages of visitors book and comments.
  8. Lubaina Himid, Letter from Dr Clementine Deliss dated 21 August 1989, requesting Lubaina Himids participation in an exhibition being curated in Graz, Austria. Details about ideas/other artists/dates/artwork. Lubaina Himids hand written notes on letter.
  9. Letter to Lubaina Himid from Clementine Deliss regarding three works for Grazer Kunstverein show, ‘The Transformation of the Object’, dated 6 September 1989
  10. Emma Dexter, Letter to Lubaina Himid regarding The Ballad of the Wing exhibition, dated 6 September 1989
  11. S. Pyn, Letter to Lubaina Himid, dated 11 September 1989, requesting Lubaina Himids participation in the British Art Historians Conference, Dublin 23 March – 25 March 1990. Session ‘Minorities and Regions’ and ‘Regionalism: Challenging The Canon’ Conference details.
  12. Caroline Collier ,The South Bank Centre, rejection letter to Lubaina Himid, dated 13 September 1989
  13. Clementine Deliss, Letter to Lubaina regarding loan forms for Grazer Kunstverein show, dated 14 September 1989
  14. Jennifer A Rennie, City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Letter to Lubaina Himid confirming the show ‘The Ballad of the Wing’ and details of arrangements for installation. Dated 22 September 1989
  15. Emma Dexter, Chisenhale Gallery, Letter to Lubaina Himid regarding clarification of ‘The Ballad of the Wing’ show including price list, buyer’s details, gallery description and dimension details. Dated 18 October 1989
  16. Isobel Johnstone, Arts Council Collection, The South Bank Centre, letter to Lubaina Himid regarding the copyright position of ‘Scenes from the Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture’, dated 25 October 1989
  17. Andrew Dempsey, Hayward Gallery, Letter to Lubaina Himid confirming the opening arrangements for ‘The Other Story’ exhibition and Preview on Monday 27 November 1989, dated 30 October 1989
  18. Jennifer A Rennie, City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Letter to Lubaina Himid regarding preview card and mailing list for ‘The Ballad of the Wing’ show, dated 1 November 1989
  19. Andrew Dempsey, Hayward Gallery, Letter to Lubaina Himid regarding ‘The Other Story’ catalogue and alternative bibliography details, dated 6 November 1989
  20. Veronica Burt, The British Council, Letter to Lubaina Himid refusing application for funding award. Dated 7 November 1989
  21. Andrew Dempsey, Hayward Gallery, Letter to Lubaina Himid regarding loan forms for ‘The Other Story’ exhibition and subsequent touring details for the Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the Cornerhouse, Manchester. Dated 15 November 1989
  22. Andrew Dempsey, Hayward Gallery, Facsimile to Maud Sulter regarding gallery plan and dimensions of upper galleries and space for Lubaina Himid’s work. Dated 15 November 1989
  23. Helen Denniston, The South Bank Centre, Letter to Lubaina Himid regarding confirmation of The Other Story Gallery Talk at the Hayward Gallery on 12 December 1989, and fee details. Letter dated 16 November 1989
  24. Joan Fowler, Association of Art Historians Conference, Dublin, March 23-26 1990 with details from abstract and travel fees. Details of other speakers and photocopy of article by Anne Crilly and conference details. Letter dated 24 November 1989 
  25. Barbara Fischer, Power Plant, Letter to Lubaina Himid regarding relocation to new gallery position. Dated 7 December 1989 
  26. Jennifer A Rennie, City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Letter of thanks to Lubaina Himid regarding the installation of ‘The Ballad of the Wing’. Dated 11 December 1989 
  27. Chila Kumari Burman, New Year Card, image and hand written to Maud and Lubaina.
  28. Donald Rodney, Two hand-made and hand written, colour, 3D religious icon Christmas cards to Lubaina Himid and Maud Sulter. 
  29. Postcard, b/w image, to Claire from Lubaina Himid, unsent.
  30. Letter regarding The Other Story to Lubaina Himid from Andrew Dempsey, Assistant Director, The Hayward Gallery, London, 27 July 1989
  31. Letter to Lubaina Himid regarding the inclusion of work by Maud Sulter in Obaala publication, dated 9 Feb 1990, enclosed letter to Maud Sulter dated 12 July 1988
  32. Letter to Lubaina Himid regarding a fee offer for the work Three Women at the Fountain, from Andrew Dempsey, Assistant Director, The Hayward Gallery, London, 12 October 1989
  33. Letter to Lubaina Himid requesting her participation in the Art In Place – Re-Thinking Gallery Practices Symposium, from Jenni Lomax, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 18 September 1989. Also draft of Symposium Programme and Schedule.
  34. Letter to Lubaina Himid regarding writing an essay for Black Art Profiles publication, from Shakka at Obaala-Contemporary Afrikan Caribbean Artists.
  35. Letter to Lubaina Himid from B. Agard regarding a proposed festival, Towards Tomorrow, for 1988, on Black Women in Creativity, plus 2 pages of information.
  36. Letter to Lubaina Himid and Maud Sulter requesting permission to document the Passion Exhibition, 14 March 1989, from Eddie Chambers
  37. Letter to Lubaina Himid from Barbara King Exhibition Bookings and Transport Co- ordinator, regarding Arts Council Collection recent purchase of ’Scenes from the Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture’, The South Bank Centre, Hayward Gallery, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XZ, 19 February, 1988
  38. Letter to Lubaina Himid from Mark FRANCIS, regarding receipt of a catalogue and other materials of Lubaina Himid and Maud Sulters’ work. No final decision on artists selected for ‘Magiciens de la Terre’ at present. Le grande halle, 211 avenue Jean Jaures, 75019 Paris, France, 2 March, 1988
  39. Letter to Jill Morgan, Rochdale Art Gallery from Mog Johnstone, Bedford Hill Gallery, regarding response to Tam Joseph’s exhibition and possible venues, 2 September, 1988
  40. Letter to Lubaina Himid and Maud Sulter from Denise Mumm regarding material on Faith Ringgold, Beverly Buchanan and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, 132 Greene Street, New York City 10012, 25 November, 1988
  41. Postcard to Lubaina Himid from Sue Aron (BBC TV Producer) regarding a new art series. Postcard image Tyrone Bravo ‘1983’ from Heart In Exile exhibition
  42. Letter to Lubaina Himid from Clementine Deliss with handwritten postscript, regarding The Transformation of the Object exhibition and application form for a British Council ‘Grants to Artists’ award. Dr Clementine Deliss, 8 Atina Court, 2 Belsize Grove, London, NW3 4UR, 6 September, 1989
  43. Card with artist own image from Robyn Kahukiwa to Lubaina Himid and Maud Sulter regarding book requests including hardback edition of PASSION. Robyn Kahukiwa, 50 Tireti Road, Titahi Bay, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand, 1988
  44. Letter to Jill Morgan from Saffron Cordery regarding The Street, a new exhibition at the Regional Centre, Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke and advertising the venue for touring exhibition bookings. The Regional Centre, Queen Mary’s College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke, Hants, RG21 3HF, 18 May, 1989
  45. Letter to Lubaina Himid from Andrew Dempsey regarding the catalogue and contribution to The Other Story by Rasheed Araeen, Andrew Dempsey, Assistant Director, Hayward Gallery, The South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX, 12 June, 1989
  46. Letter to Lubaina Himid from Andrew Dempsey, Assistant Director, Hayward Gallery, regarding fee for contribution to The Other Story catalogue, and costs regarding remaking ‘Three Women at the Fountain’ by Lubaina Himid. Hayward Gallery, The South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX, 12 July, 1989
  47. Note and photocards sent to Maud Sulter at Rochdale Art Gallery from Astra
  48. Letter to Lubaina Himid from Andrew Dempsey, Assistant Director, Hayward Gallery, regarding the opening arrangements for The Other Story exhibition, on Monday 27 November from 6:30 – 8:30pm, also insurance details of ‘Three Women at the Fountain’ work and information on Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery, Sculpture Court. The South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX, 30 October, 1989 
  49. Letter to Lubaina Himid from Jennifer A Rennie, Keep of Fine Art, regarding collection of work arrangements and insurance figure. City of Stoke-on-Trent, City Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW, 9 November, 1989
  50. Letter to Lubaina Himid from Andrew Dempsey, Assistant Director, Hayward Gallery, regarding the reprint of the Thin Black Line catalogue within The Other Story catalogue, and regarding showing space for the artist. Hayward Gallery, The South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX, 13 November, 1989
  51. Greeting Card sent to Laura Priestly from Lubaina Himid and Maud Sulter, Image shows the painting Hannibal’s Sister 1989 by Lubaina Himid
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