The next chapter – Making Histories Visible is changing again

Making Histories Visible is changing again. Since 2002 we have tried to be at the centre of the attempt to rewrite the history of art.  To begin with we simply collected materials together rather than throw them away!  Then we put things in order by collating, labelling and categorizing. We had boxes of letters, brochures, […]

Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making & Doing

Influences and Inspirations of Literature and Language on Black Women’s Creativity 16th – 17th January 2020 University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK This 2-day Symposium is part of UCLan’s celebration of the achievements of Prof Lubaina Himid,CBE, RA, who became the first black woman to win the Turner Prize in 2017. 16th January 11:00-17.30, Media […]

Sounds Like Her

Featuring work from women artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, exploring sound as a subject and a medium in a ground-breaking exhibition at York Art Gallery this summer. Exploring gender, sound art and sonic cultures this new exhibition opens at York Art Gallery on July 13th 2019 running until 15 September. The exhibition is on tour from […]

Claudette Johnson: I Came to Dance at MAO

Artist Claudette Johnson has a major solo exhibition open at Modern Art Oxford “I Came To Dance” see  “Intimate, powerful and sometimes deliberately uncomfortable, Claudette Johnson’s studies of black men and women demand attention and command respect. This show is an overview of one of the most accomplished figurative artists working in Britain today, […]

Lubaina Himid wins Turner Prize 2017 [photo: Denise Swanson]

Lubaina Himid on Desert Island Discs

Artist Lubaina Himid was a guest of Lauren Lauverne this week on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Disks  – listen as Lubaina talks about her past, her influences, making art and the impact of winning the Turner Prize in 2017.

Invisible Narratives

Invisible Narratives is an exhibition curated by Lubaina Himid at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall, featuring work from Lubaina Himid, Magda Stawarska-Beavan and Rebecca Chesney. The exhibition runs from 23rd March – 15th June 2019 “A rural ecologist, an urban drifter and a diasporic optimist examine the invisible layers underneath, the lost spaces on […]

International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are opening the archive from noon – 4pm. Everyone is welcome and it’s free! See work by artists Sonia Boyce, Ingrid Pollard, Maud Sulter, Claudette Johnson and Jeanne Moutousamy Ashe, and see our many books including Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara and Toni Morrison. We are also launching Lubaina Himid’s […]

Baltic Artists’ Award 2019

Aaron Hughes / Kang Jungsuck / Ingrid Pollard 15 February – 16 June 2019 BALTIC is presenting the second BALTIC Artists’ Award, a worldwide biennial art award judged solely by artists. Three internationally renowned artist-judges, Lubaina Himid, Michael Rakowitz and Haegue Yang, have each selected an artist who has the opportunity to realise new work […]

Lubaina Himid residency at the Guardian opens up conversations

The 2017 Turner prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid is the first Guardian artist in residence. After spending four days in the Guardian’s London office she created a work entitled Random Coincidence, which included the artist painting over pages from the paper over a week-long period. Himid’s focus was the paper’s representation of black people and the […]

Lubaina Himid

Lubaina in special conversation with Tate Director

Join 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid for a special conversation with Tate Director Maria Balshaw on October 11th 2018 at 6.30-8pm at Tate Britain. Bookings are now open with tickets for the talk from just £9. This is a unique opportunity to hear Lubaina Himid discuss her career, how her practice continues to evolve, […]