Suzanne Lacy is a visual artist whose prolific career includes performances, video and photographic installation, critical writing and public practices in communities. She is best known as one of the Los Angeles performance artists who became active in the seventies and shaped and emergent art of social engagement. Her work ranges from intimate, graphic body […]

Curated by Christine Eyene, Residual: Traces of the Black Body responds to the theme of FORMAT FESTIVAL 2015: Evidence, and aims to take on a dialectical approach to the notion of photographic evidence through engaging with the dual positioning of discourse and counter-discourse in the field of black visual representation. Alongside the exhibition is planned a public programme consisting […]

We are pleased to announce a public lecture by award-winning South African photographer Zanele Muholi on Tuesday 17th March at the University of Central Lancashire. An internationally acclaimed visual activist, Muholi co-founded the Forum for Empowerment of Women (FEW) in 2002, and in 2009 founded Inkanyiso (, a forum for queer and visual activist media. Her self-proclaimed mission is ‘to re-write a […]

This conference, organised by scholars from the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Liverpool, takes the centenary of US occupation in Haiti as an occasion to explore the country’s history, politics and culture since its Declaration of Independence in 1804. Taking the Haitian Revolution as a key reference point, the conference seeks to […]

Sunday, November 19, 11am-3pm Artist Talk by Lubaina Himid with Guest Artists Mwangi Hutter, Lerato Shadi and Nancy Mteki Lubaina Himid will talk about the research projects and archive space based at the University of Central Lancashire “Making Histories Visible“. Co-directed by art historian and curator Christine Eyene “Making Histories Visible“ aims to make connections […]

This talk looks at current projects based in Morocco that support and develop multiple and diverse forms of artistic production both in that country and from the broader African continent. Through an informal conversation the evening will explore the similarity of aims, and differences in methodologies between the 1-54 Art Fair in Marrakesh and the […]