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 Factory (ME 414):
artist talks by Christine Eyene, Prof Lubaina Himid, Evan Ifekoya, Claudette Johnson, Jade Montserrat, Dr Ingrid Pollard and Marlene Smith.

17th January 10:00-16:30, Scholars Restaurant, Foster Building:
art historian/curator talks by Ego Ahaiwe, Dr Anna Arabinden-Kesson, Prof Celeste-Marie Bernier, Dr Catherine Grant, Dr Ella S. Mills, Prof Griselda Pollock, Prof Alan Rice and Dr Zoe Whitley.

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Also on 16th January 18:00-21:00:
In Conversation with Lubaina Himid and Jackie Kay
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These events have been sponsored by UCLan, the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), the UCLan Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX), and the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies.


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