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 […]

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.

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 […]

Whoever Heard of a Black Artist?

This recent television programme shown on BBC4, is available on iPlayer at The programme follows acclaimed artist Sonia Boyce as she leads a team preparing a new exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, highlighting artists of African and Asian descent who have helped to shape the history of British art. Lubaina Himid is featured.