Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making & Doing

Influences and Inspirations of Literature and Language on Black Women’s Creativity

Organised in celebration of the many achievements of Prof. Lubaina Himid, CBE, RA: 35 years of art making, curating and creating conversations, and the first black woman to win the Turner Prize (2017).

16th January 11:00-17.30, Media Factory (ME 414): Artists talking about their own practices and processes of making, with presentations by Christine Eyene, Prof. Lubaina Himid, Evan Ifekoya, Claudette Johnson, Jade Montserrat, Dr Ingrid Pollard and Marlene Smith, plus an artist roundtable discussion.

17th January 10:00-16:30, Scholars Restaurant, Foster Building: art historian/curator/archivist talks on black women’s creativity, including Ego Ahaiwe, Dr. Anna Arabinden-Kesson, Prof. Celeste-Marie Bernier, Dr Catherine Grant, Dr Ella S. Mills, Prof. Griselda Pollock, Prof. Dot Price, Prof. Alan Rice and Dr Zoe Whitley.

Plus: slideshow of works by Joy Labinjo, ROOT-ed zine stand and visit to the Making Histories Visible Archive.

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Also on 16th January 18:00-21:00: In Conversation with Lubaina Himid and Jackie Kay

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