Preston Artist and PBHG supporter Professor Lubaina Himid gains Turner Prize nomination.

PBHG are delighted that our good friend Lubaina has been given this artistic accolade for her work. We have worked with Lubaina a number of times including her appearance at our first ‘Black to the Future’ event in 2014 and a talk she gave about her work for Black History month at Jalgos in the same year. We visited the Making Histories Visible black arts archive where Lubaina shared her passion for encouraging research into the creativity of artists of African heritage.

Our continuing relationship with Lubaina includes her work with UCLan’s Institute for Black Atlantic Research which she leads with Professor Alan Rice. IBAR explores the legacies of the Atlantic Slave Trade from a cultural perspective and has included PBHG in some very interesting seminars and events, making the forefront of current research accessible to all interested members of PBHG and the African Caribbean community in Preston.

Lubaina has organised lectures with artists from African and Caribbean backgrounds which have enriched our understanding of a broad range of cultural experiences and given us much enjoyment.

We will be following Lubaina’s progress throughout this year, her Turner prize exhibition will be on show in London in September and the announcement of the Turner Prize winner is to be announced in December. We are all hoping that Lubaina will win.

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