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Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making and Doing

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

Two-day Symposium at UCLAN, 16-17 January 2020.
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).

Please join us at UCLan for two days of conversations about black women’s creativity with artists, curators, art historians, archivists, writers and organisers.

16th January 11:00-17.30, Media Factory (ME 414):
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:
Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Dr Anna Arabindan-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.

Booking essential at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/institute-for-black-atlantic-research

Also on 16th January 18:00-21:00: In Conversation with Lubaina Himid and Jackie Kay
Booking required separately through Eventbrite at:

Please email IbarUCLan@uclan.ac.uk for any further queries about the Symposium.

Featured Image: Lubaina Himid, Five (from the Revenge series), 1992. Image courtesy the artist and Griselda Pollock. On permanent loan/display to Leeds Art Gallery.

Please find below a video in which Lubaina Himid and Jade Montserrat introduce the event.


Events sponsors:

Institute For Black Atlantic ResearchUCLan Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) | Making Histories Visible Archive | School for Humanities, Language and Global Studies