Free

Vanley Burke - Art House Open Lecture series 2021

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Online Event

Event description
Photographer Vanley Burke talks about his work, in a conversation initiated by Meadow Arts & University of Worcester.

About this Event

There is a brand new format for the sixth season of contemporary artists' talks, presented via a partnership between the University of Worcester’s Fine Art department and Meadow Arts. We're still working with some of the most exciting contemporary artists currently making work in the UK, who will be talking about their artwork, ideas and the processes they use, in online talks. Please book a place so that we can send you the link to join in on Zoom. talks are free, but you can support the work of our charity by choosing to make a donation.

Vanley Burke is often described as the ‘Godfather of Black British Photography’, whereby his iconic images have captured the evolving cultural landscape, social change, and stimulated debate in the United Kingdom over the past four decades. He draws strength from remaining a humble man of the community, whose personable character allows him to capture the intimate and private nature of people’s everyday lives. His body of work represents possibly the largest photographic record of the Caribbean Diaspora in Britain, and as an avid collector, Vanley continues to connect histories through his substantial archive housed at the Library of Birmingham.

From local community organisations to the Victoria & Albert Museum and Whitechapel, Vanley has exhibited widely in the United Kingdom, and as far afield as New York, South Africa and China. Vanley’s artistic enquiry is not simply limited to black and white documentary photography, as his eccentric rebellious nature lends itself to sculpture and painting, and crafting art that gives life a shape. His simple motivation has been the preservation of culture and history through creation, documentation and discovery, which often leaks into the private.

www.meadowarts.org

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Online Event

Save This Event

Event Saved