Vision, Voice & Power – Black Women Artists in Britain
Thursday 10 November, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Black women artists in Britain have played a significant role in the vitality of contemporary British art, yet how many of us can say that we have seen their work or engaged with their visions?
In an interactive evening facilitated by Makeda Coaston, exhibition co-curator for No Colour Bar: Black British Arts in Action —1960-1990, Marlene Smith, curator, artist and researcher, will discuss key works by Black women artists from the 1980s to present times. Narrating the struggles for visibility and resilience – Smith will highlight artistic themes that continue to provoke, challenge, and uplift womanist dialogues.
Marlene Smith, a founder member of the pioneering 1980s BLK Art Group and founding Director for The Public arts centre in West Bromwich, is currently a researcher for the Black Artists and Modernism Research Project and a PhD candidate at University of the Arts, London.
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Founded in 1981, the Black Cultural Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the heritage and history of Black people in Britain. Learn more about the work we do, visit bcaheritage.org.uk