Tailor, Singer, Striker, Dandy: new work by Lubaina Himid

Lubaina Himid explores provocative issues around black identity, and for this show, she has researched and selected pieces from the gallery’s West African textile collection. She has reinterpreted these in large cut-out figures, painted to express the conflicts and the convergences in contemporary and historic male identity. Lubaina Himid’s exhibition is part of the London 2012 […]

Lubaina Himid: Cotton Global Threads

Cotton: Global Threads

11 February – 13 May 2012 –  Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester Lubaina Himid  –  COTTON: Global Threads Late winter and spring sees all the ground floor galleries at the Whitworth combining to tell a compelling story about the production, consumption and global trade in cotton. With exhibits ranging in date from the late Middle Ages to […]

We Face Forward

2 June to 16 September as part of London 2012 Festival  We Face Forward  a season of contemporary art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester’s galleries, museums, music venues and public spaces from 2 June to 16 September as part of London 2012 Festival. It is the first major collaboration between Manchester City Galleries and […]

Moments that Matter

Moments that Matter : Trophy Cups  is a collaboration between WE PLAY EXPO, Harris Museum & Art Gallery and artists Lubaina Himid, Rebecca Chesney, Susan Walsh and Denise Swanson. Exhibition 31 August – 3 November 2012 10th October at 1pm in the Watercolour Gallery the Harris Museum & Art Gallery will host a lunchtime talk by Lubaina […]

Rub A Tub Senior – Invisible Wash

We make work about the invisible and the unrecorded. Rub a Tub Senior – Invisible Wash is our most recent collaboration. Susan Walsh thinks about people with transient lives, the objects they rescue, carry with them and treasure in a new place. Lubaina overpaints old objects with patterns, portraits and texts to make new readings […]