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South London Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: South London Gallery

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click to show details of Donald Rodney | In Retrospect

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

click to show details of Donald Rodney | In Retrospect - invite

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

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Press release relating to an exhibition, 1997

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1997

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1997

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»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Hayward Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Hayward Gallery

One of the UK venues for Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance, (19 June - 17 August 1998).

The exhibition was organised by the Hayward Gallery, London, in collaboration with The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and the Institute of International Visual Arts, London. The exhibition was devised and selected by Richard J. Powell and David A. Bailey.

Hayward Gallery was also the originating venue for The Other Story.

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1990

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Photograph relating to an individual, 1985

click to show details of Third Text: The Other Story

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Journal relating to an exhibition, 1989

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»  Ronald Moody

Born, 1900 in Kingston, Jamaica. Died, 1984

»  Ahmed Parvez

Born, 1926 in Rawalpindi, (now Pakistan, then India). Died, 1979

»  Ivan Peries

Born, 1921 in Deriwala, Sri Lanka. Died, 1988

»  Kumiko Shimizu

Born, 1948 in Osaka, Japan

»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

The Black-Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom

The Black-Art Gallery in North London was established by Shakka Gyata Dedi and a close group of associates. Together, they founded the project responsible for establishing and running the gallery - OBAALA - the Organisation for Black Arts Advancement and Leisure Activities. Subsequently, the world ‘Learning’ replaced the word ‘Leisure’. Under Dedi’s directorship, a significant number of Black artists had their first London solo exhibitions, which came with catalogues, posters, opening view cards, press releases and so on. In that regard, the gallery did much to present the work of a wide range of artists of African background and origin in a professional environment. Early exhibitions included ones by Keith Piper, Eddie Chambers, Donald Rodney, Sonia Boyce, and others.

A passionate believer in the potential of ‘Black Art’ to be a driving, guiding and illuminating force in the lives and destiny of Black (African, or Afrikan) peoples, Shakka Dedi and his colleagues created one of the first British manifestos of Black Art, which appeared in the catalogues accompanying several early exhibitions at The Black-Art Gallery, beginning with Heart in Exile, the gallery’s opening exhibition in the autumn of 1983.

From this point onwards, for the next six years, The Black-Art Gallery was in a position to impact on the ongoing debate about the nature, relevance and validity of ‘Black Art’ in Britain. OBAALA’s view of Black art was to some extent a reworking of the Black art manifestos offered ten to fifteen years earlier by the African American poets and prophets. “We believe that Black art is born of a consciousness based upon experience of what it means to be an Afrikan descendant wherever in the world we are. ‘Black’ in our context means all those of Afrikan descent. ‘Art’; the creative expression of the Black person or group based on historical or contemporary experiences. Black-Art should provide an historical document of local and international Black experience. It should educate by perpetuating traditional art forms to suit new experiences and environments. It is essential that Black artists aim to make their art ‘popular’ - that is an expression that the whole community can recognise and understand”. (1)

The OBAALA manifesto continued “we also believe that artistic creativity should extend itself to functional and common usage artefacts (e.g. Household furniture and artefacts). Overall honesty should be the mark of Black-Art, Therefore it cannot afford to be elitist or pretentious. We believe that Black-Art can, should and will play a very important role in community education and positive development, and that it is by having their work recognised by the general community that Black artists draw their strength. OBAALA exists therefore, to stimulate and implement discussion and activity which will bring about the desired close relationship between consciousness, art and positive community development.” (2)

One of the ways in which OBAALA strove to maintain what it considered to be a clear position was in the naming of the gallery. Whilst some artists and activists were starting to shy away from the term ‘Black Art’, OBAALA mounted a spirited defence of the term by calling their gallery space “The Black-Art Gallery”. This was not meant to be just a “Black” gallery. It was meant to be a unique exhibition space, dedicated to the promotion of “Black-Art”. Capital B, hyphen, capital A. The gallery refused to use or recognise any variation of this. The first exhibition organised and presented at The Black-Art Gallery was Heart in Exile which featured the work of 22 artists. Every one of them was of African-Caribbean origin. For almost a decade, the gallery maintained its “Afrikan-Caribbean” position and no other artists were exhibited there. Non-figurative or abstract painting was conspicuously absent from the gallery exhibition programme, because such work could be seen as being “elitist or pretentious”.

Following his departure from The Black-Art Gallery, Shakka Dedi ceased his involvement in the visual arts. However, in the development of Black artists’ practice in London in the 1980s, Shakka Dedi’s contributions remain substantial and of huge importance.

The Black-Art Gallery received its core funding in large part from Islington Borough Council. Following a period under the directorship of Marlene Smith, who steered the space in a different direction to the course charted by her predecessor, the gallery ceased operating towards the mid 1990s.

Islington Local History Centre, Finsbury Library has no information relating to The Black-Art Gallery in any of its catalogues and indexes.

(1) A Statement on Black Art and the Gallery. OBAALA Committee. Contained in Heart in Exile catalogue. p.4

(2) A Statement on Black Art and the Gallery. OBAALA Committee. Contained in Heart in Exile catalogue. p.4

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click to show details of Donald Rodney/The Atrocity Exhibition

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Donald Rodney | In Retrospect

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

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Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 2008

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1986

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»  African Gardens

Solo show at The Black-Art Gallery. 1993

»  Heart in Exile

Group show at The Black-Art Gallery. 1983

»  Sphinx

Solo show at The Black-Art Gallery, Pavilion. 1987

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»  Eddie Chambers

Born, 1960 in Wolverhampton, England

»  Lubaina Himid MBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

»  Marlene Smith

Born, 1964 in Birmingham, England

»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

Camerawork

London, United Kingdom

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click to show details of Bodies of Evidence

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Press release relating to an exhibition, 1989

click to show details of Cataract

»  Cataract

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Donald Rodney | In Retrospect

»  Donald Rodney | In Retrospect

Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

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»  Cataract

Solo show at Camerawork. 1991

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»  Chris Boot

Born, 1960 in Telford

»  Rotimi Fani-Kayode

Born, 1955 in Nigeria. Died, 1989

Chisenhale Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Chisenhale Gallery

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1989

click to show details of Donald Rodney | Crisis

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Press release relating to an exhibition, 1989

click to show details of Donald Rodney | In Retrospect

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

click to show details of Visual Arts Reviews/Donald Rodney

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1989

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»  Faisal Abdu’Allah

Born, 1969 in London, UK

»  Lubaina Himid MBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  Hew Locke

Born, 1959 in Edinburgh

»  Grace Ndiritu

Born, 1976

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Bedford Hill Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Bedford Hill Gallery

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1989

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»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

Tom Allen Centre

London, United Kingdom

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1989

click to show details of On Black Art - Emmanuel Cooper

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1989

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»  The Fire in the Garden

Solo show at Tom Allen Centre - 1989

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»  Shaheen Merali

Born, 1959 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Chelsea College of Art and Design Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Located at the Manresa Road site of Chelsea College of Art and Design. Venue for The Devil’s Feast exhibition, 1987

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1987

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»  Zarina Bhimji

Born, 1963 in Mbarara, Uganda

»  Chila Kumari Burman

Born, 1958 in Liverpool, England

»  Jennifer Comrie

Born, 1964 in Leeds, England

»  Allan deSouza

Born, 1958 in Nairobi, Kenya

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

East London Gallery, University of East London

London, United Kingdom

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1999

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Press release relating to an exhibition, 1999

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»  Sonia Boyce MBE

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Jagjit Chuhan

Born, 1955 in Punjab, India

»  Permindar Kaur

Born, 1965 in Nottingham, England

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

St. Pancras Church

London, United Kingdom

One of five venues in the Euston area of London, used for ‘The Visible and the Invisible: re-presenting the body in contemporary art and society’ 21/9/96 - 26/10/96

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»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

»  Virginia Nimarkoh

Born, 1967 in London, England

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

The Welcome Trust

London, United Kingdom

One of five venues in the Euston area of London, used for The Visible and the Invisible: re-presenting the body in contemporary art and society 21/9/96 - 26/10/96

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»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

»  Virginia Nimarkoh

Born, 1967 in London, England

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

University College London

London, United Kingdom

One of five venues in the Euston area of London, used for The Visible and the Invisible: re-presenting the body in contemporary art and society 21/9/96 - 26/10/96

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»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

»  Virginia Nimarkoh

Born, 1967 in London, England

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Friends House

London, United Kingdom

British headquarters of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and one of five venues in the Euston area of London, used for The Visible and the Invisible: re-presenting the body in contemporary art and society 21/9/96 - 26/10/96

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»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

»  Virginia Nimarkoh

Born, 1967 in London, England

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Euston Station

London, United Kingdom

One of London’s major railway stations, and one of five venues in the Euston area of London, used for The Visible and the Invisible: re-presenting the body in contemporary art and society 21/9/96 - 26/10/96

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»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

»  Virginia Nimarkoh

Born, 1967 in London, England

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Barbican

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Barbican

From their website:”The Barbican is Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and education events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.”

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1996

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1996

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»  Body Visual

Group show at Barbican. 1996

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»  Helen Chadwick

Born, 1948 - 1958 (probably 1953) in Croydon, South London, England. Died, 1996

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Elbow Room

London, United Kingdom

Temporary venue established and utilised by Lubaina Himid, for her Unrecorded Truths exhibition, 16/4/86 - 16/5/86. Elbow Room was located in Vine Yard, London SE1. Unrecorded Truths featured Brenda Agard, Simone Alexander, David Bailey, Sutapa Biswas, Sonia Boyce, Allan de Souza, Keith Piper, Donald Rodney, Marlene Smith.

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click to show details of The Elbow Room - 2 Reviews

»  The Elbow Room - 2 Reviews

Review relating to an exhibition, 1986

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»  Marlene Smith

Poster relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Numbered Days

»  Numbered Days

Letter relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of See No Evil - Donald Rodney

»  See No Evil - Donald Rodney

Poster relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Unrecorded Truths

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1986

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»  Unrecorded Truths

Group show at Elbow Room. 1986

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»  Brenda Patricia Agard

Born, 1961. Died, 2012

»  Sonia Boyce MBE

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Allan deSouza

Born, 1958 in Nairobi, Kenya

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

»  Marlene Smith

Born, 1964 in Birmingham, England

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

From the ICA website: “The ICA is home to the best new art and culture from Britain and around the world. A meeting point for exploration between artists and audiences, the ICA examines the questions that shape our culture, society and individual lives. We believe in creative adventure. In art as inspiration. Ultimately the ICA is not so much a place as a principle. A belief in the new. An enduring faith in the creativity of tomorrow.” Ekow Eshun

“The Institute of Contemporary Arts was established in 1947 by a collective of artists, poets and writers to showcase and champion contemporary culture across a wide range of art forms. Since its establishment, it has been at the centre of many of the most significant artistic and cultural developments in the past 60 years. It has also introduced numerous artists, performers, writers and other cultural figures to a wider audience, both nationally and internationally. Today, the ICA consists of two galleries, two cinemas, a theatre, a bookshop, a bar and café and private function rooms. Its programme covers visual arts, music, cinema, talks and educational events. It provides a forum for the creative industries, providing networking opportunities and a range of organised events. The ICA Bookshop offers a wide range of books, magazines, DVDs and other merchandise both in-store and on line. The ICA’s facilities, including two magnificent function rooms, are also available for private hire and events.”

The ICA is located on The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. Box Office: 020 7930 3647 / Switchboard: 020 7930 0493

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click to show details of Alien Nation

»  Alien Nation

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2006

click to show details of Black Film British Cinema

»  Black Film British Cinema

Book relating to an exhibition, 1988

click to show details of The Mannerist Marketplace

»  The Mannerist Marketplace

Article relating to an exhibition, 1987

click to show details of State of the Art: Exhibition and book

»  State of the Art: Exhibition and book

Review relating to an exhibition, 1987

click to show details of Steve McQueen

»  Steve McQueen

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1999

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»  Laylah Ali

Born, 1968 in Buffalo, New York, USA

»  John Gill

»  Marepe

Born, 1970 in Bahia, Brazil

»  Kori Newkirk

Born, 1970 in Bronx, New York

»  Mario Ybarra Jr.

Born, 1973

Serpentine Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Serpentine Gallery

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click to show details of Chris Ofili - List of Works

»  Chris Ofili - List of Works

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1998

click to show details of Chris Ofili - profile

»  Chris Ofili - profile

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1998

click to show details of Chris Ofili 1998 catalogue

»  Chris Ofili 1998 catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1998

click to show details of Exhibitions: Chris Ofili

»  Exhibitions: Chris Ofili

Preview relating to an exhibition, 1998

click to show details of Wasafiri - Chris Ofili review

»  Wasafiri - Chris Ofili review

Review relating to an exhibition, 1999

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»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

»  Isaac Julien

Born, 1960 in London, England

»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

»  Tilda Swinton

Born, 1960 in London

BFI Southbank Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: BFI Southbank Gallery

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 2008

click to show details of John Akomfrah | Mnemosyne

»  John Akomfrah | Mnemosyne

Announcement relating to an exhibition, 2010

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»  Faisal Abdu’Allah

Born, 1969 in London, UK

The Foyer Gallery, Barbican Centre, London

London, United Kingdom

The Foyer Gallery at the Barbican no longer exists (as far as can be found on their website). It appears that the Curve Gallery has taken its  place as the exhibiting space for contemporary art at the Barbican.

Whitechapel Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Whitechapel Art Gallery

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, was the venue for From Two Worlds exhibition, 30 July - 8th September 1986. Originated by Nicholas Serota and Gavin Jantjes, the exhibition featured Rasheed Araeen, Saleem Arif, Franklyn Beckford, Zadok Ben-David, Zarina Bhimji, The Black Audio Film Collective, Sonia Boyce, Sokari Douglas Camp, Denzil Forrester, Lubaina Himid, Gavin Jantjes, Tam Joseph, Houria Niati, Keith Piper, Veronica Ryan, and Shafique Uddin.

It was also the venue for exhibitions such as Back to Black (2005) and a major Zarina Bhimji mid career retrospective that took place in 2012.

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click to show details of Back to Black - brochure

»  Back to Black - brochure

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 2005

click to show details of Back to Black - catalogue

»  Back to Black - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2005

click to show details of Back to Black: art, cinema and the racial imaginary

»  Back to Black: art, cinema and the racial imaginary

Review relating to an exhibition, 2005

click to show details of How Sweet It Was

»  How Sweet It Was

Article relating to an exhibition, 2005

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»  Melvin Van Peebles

Born, 1932

»  Charles White

Born, 1918. Died, 1979

»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

»  Llewellyn Xavier

Born, 1945 in St Lucia

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

Rivington Place,
London,
EC2A 3BA
UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7729 9616
Fax: +44 (0)20 7729 9509

Organisation description: “Established in 1994 to address an imbalance in the representation of culturally diverse artists, curators and writers. Iniva is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England and governed by a Board of Trustees. The Chair of the Board is Paula Kahn. We are a team of 15 staff, based at Rivington Place in Shoreditch, East London.”

Mission statement: “Iniva creates exhibitions, publications, digital projects, education and research projects, designed to bring the work of artists from culturally diverse backgrounds to the attention of the widest possible public. Anchored in the diversity of contemporary British culture and society, Iniva engages with culturally diverse practices and ideas, both local and global. Iniva invites artists and audiences to question assumptions about contemporary art and ideas, acting as a catalyst for making these debates and artworks part of mainstream culture.”

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click to show details of Black Audio Film Collective - Arnolfini exhibition guide

»  Black Audio Film Collective - Arnolfini exhibition guide

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 2007

click to show details of Donald Rodney | In Retrospect

»  Donald Rodney | In Retrospect

Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

click to show details of Donald Rodney | In Retrospect - exhibition guide

»  Donald Rodney | In Retrospect - exhibition guide

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 2008

click to show details of Donald Rodney | In Retrospect - invite

»  Donald Rodney | In Retrospect - invite

Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

click to show details of The Ghosts of Songs - invite

»  The Ghosts of Songs - invite

Invite relating to an exhibition, 2007

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»  David Adjaye (Sir)

Born, 1966 in Dar-es-Salaam

»  John Akomfrah OBE

Born, 1957 in Accra, Ghana

»  Trevor Mathison

Born, 1960

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Royal Festival Hall

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Royal Festival Hall

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click to show details of Hysteria | Photoworks by Maud Sulter

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Hysteria | Photoworks by Maud Sulter

»  Hysteria | Photoworks by Maud Sulter

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Shocks to the System

»  Shocks to the System

Article relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Shocks to the System - catalogue

»  Shocks to the System - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Shocks to the System - Spare Rib piece

»  Shocks to the System - Spare Rib piece

Article relating to an exhibition, 1991

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»  Terry Atkinson

Born, 1939 in Thurnscoe, UK

»  Willie Doherty

Born, 1959 in Derry, Northern Ireland

»  Mona Hatoum

Born, 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon

»  Tam Joseph

Born, 1947 in Dominica

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Hackney Hospital

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Hackney Hospital

Hackney Hospital, Homerton High Street, London E9

Site for the group exhibition Care and Control, 27 June - 5 August 1995. The building is a former workhouse and psychiatric hospital, and this exhibition involved a group of artists making artwork in response to the hospital alongside an exhibition of work from patients working within the hospital’s art therapy programme. The hospital was scheduled to close in 1995 - after 270 years of use.

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»  Care and Control

Article relating to an exhibition, 1995

click to show details of Creative Disturbance

»  Creative Disturbance

Article relating to an exhibition, 1995

click to show details of Hands-on therapy for users /Donald Rodney

»  Hands-on therapy for users /Donald Rodney

Article relating to an exhibition, 1995

click to show details of Letter to Eddie Chambers

»  Letter to Eddie Chambers

Correspondence relating to an individual, 1996

click to show details of Opening Lines/new contexts for artists’ projects

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1995

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»  Care and Control

Group show at Hackney Hospital. 1995

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»  Jordan Baseman

Born, 1960 in Philidephia, USA

»  Virginia Nimarkoh

Born, 1967 in London, England

Goldsmiths College

London, United Kingdom

Goldsmiths College’s Fine Art degree courses have used students’ studios for degree shows. For a time, Goldsmiths College was also the location of Goldsmiths Gallery. Goldsmiths Gallery has ceased operating, but plans exist for the building of a new gallery. See www.gold.ac.uk/giving-to-goldsmiths/areas-to-support/artgallery/ (accessed 12 October 2013).

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Artangel

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Artangel

Commissioning agency - from their website: “Based in London but working across Britain and beyond, Artangel commissions exceptional projects by outstanding contemporary artists. Over the past two decades, the projects have materialised in a range of different sites and situations and in countless forms of media.”

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»  Steve McQueen OBE, CBE

Born, 1969 in London, UK

ROLLO Contemporary Art

London, United Kingdom
Official website: ROLLO Contemporary Art

51 Cleveland Street
London W1T 4JH

T:020 7580 0020
F:020 7580 0040
E: info@rolloart.com

From the website: “ROLLO Contemporary Art opened in 2005 and fast established itself as a serious force in the art world. Supporting emerging artists through to the well-established, both abstract and figurative, the gallery is not restricted on media or form, but is driven by a desire to exhibit contemporary art of the highest quality. ROLLO is dedicated to discovering and promoting art of the highest standard; art which is technically well made, aesthetically beautiful and also academically grounded, which contributes to the ever developing story of art. During 2008 ROLLO will be working with Royal Academician Frank Bowling, Gerry Judah, Francesca Aninat, Angela Reilly (BP Portrait Prize runner up 2006), Michelle Souter and Claire Morgan. ROLLO Contemporary Art gallery supports the Alzheimer’s Society, donating a percentage of proceeds from all exhibition sales to the charity.”

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»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Poussin Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Poussin Gallery

Block K
13 Bell Yard Mews
175 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3UW

tel. 020 7403 4444
fax. 020 7403 9217
mail@poussin-gallery.com

From the website: “Poussin Gallery is primarily concerned with the furtherance and promotion of abstract visual art, of a kind which demonstrates an understanding of its links to art history, without resort to nostalgia or mannerism. Our specialism is in British abstract painting from the Seventies, but we exhibit work from the Sixties onwards to the present day, including new work by artists seeking to extend the disciplines of abstract painting and sculpture.”

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»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Victoria and Albert Museum

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Victoria and Albert Museum

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Battersea Arts Centre

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre was the venue for a number of important and significant exhibitions of Black artists’ work, including Lubaina Himid’s Black Woman Time Now, and Keith Piper’s Another Empire State, both exhibitions of the mid 1980s.

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»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

Royal College of Art, Gulbenkian Galleries

London, United Kingdom

Royal College of Art, Gulbenkian Galleries, was the venue for Keith Piper’s mid-career retrospective Relocating the Remains, in 1997.

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»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

PM Gallery & House

London, United Kingdom
Official website: PM Gallery & House

PM Gallery & House
Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, London W5 5EQ
Tel: (020) 8567 1227
Email: pmgallery&house@ealing.gov.uk

PM Gallery & House, Ealing’s flagship cultural venue, comprises of the Grade I listed Pitzhanger Manor-House, designed by the architect John Soane in 1800 and PM Gallery, West London’s premier professional contemporary arts venue.”

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»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

Unit 2 Gallery, London Metropolitan University

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Unit 2 Gallery, London Metropolitan University

Unit 2 Gallery is part of London Metropolitan University’s Art, Media and Design faculty, located on Whitechapel High Street. It was the venue for Barbara Walker’s exhibition Louder Than Words, 18 November - 16 December 2006. Between 2004 and 2009, Unit 2 was run by Richard Hylton. During his tenure, a number of artists were exhibited, in both solo and group exhibitions.

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»  Barbara Walker

Born, 1964 in Birmingham

Leighton House Museum

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum

From the website: “Leighton House was the home of Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830 - 1896) and one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th century. Built to designs by George Aitchison, the house was extended and embellished over the next 30 years to create a private palace of art. The Arab Hall houses Leighton’s priceless collection of over 1,000 Syrian tiles and important works by Leighton and his contemporaries are on display.”

Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ
Tel: 020 7602 3316

Email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk

Leighton House Museum was the venue for Hassan Hajjaj: Dakka Marrakesh, 10 September - 5 October 2008

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»  Mary Evans

Born, 1963 in Nigeria

»  Hassan Hajjaj

Born, 1961 in Larache, Morocco

»  Rose Issa

Clifford Chance

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Clifford Chance

10 Upper Bank Street
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5JJ

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»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Cafe Gallery Projects

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Cafe Gallery Projects

Southwark Park
London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7237 1230
Email: cgp.mail@virgin.net

Cafe Gallery Projects, London showed Landscape Trauma in the Age of Scopophilia (1 July - 5 August 2001). It was the venue for exhibitions by Sutapa Biswas (26 May - 20 June 2004) and Carrie Mae Weems (8 June - 3 July 2005).

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»  Carrie Mae Weems

Solo show at Cafe Gallery Projects. 2005

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»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

»  Richard Hylton

Born, 1967 in England

»  Henna Nadeem

Born, 1966 in Leeds

»  Ingrid Pollard

Born, 1953 in Georgetown, Guyana

»  Carrie Mae Weems

Born, 1953 in Portland, Oregon

The Pentonville Gallery

London, United Kingdom

No longer functioning - funded by GLAA (Greater London Arts Association) and Camden Council. Pentonville Gallery was established by Geoff Evans and was located at a series of different spaces across London, one of its last locations being 4 Whitfield Street, London. That particular venue was where [Keith] Piper & [Donald] Rodney held their collaborative exhibition, Adventures Close to Home (6 August - 5 September 1987).

Link to Geoff Evans’ obituary (accessed 7 November 2013)  www.camdennewjournal.com/geoff-evans-–-gallery-founder-who-believed-power-art

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1986

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1987

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»  Lubaina Himid MBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Horizon Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Horizon Gallery

(no longer open)

From the SALIDAA website: “Indian Arts Council establishes the Horizon Gallery. The Horizon Gallery opened in London in January 1987. It was established as the visual arts wing of the Indian Arts Council (IAC) whose headquarters were at Marchmont Street in London. The Gallery’s inaugural exhibition was the work of Prafull Dave, a leading contemporary painter of the Indian diaspora, (Switzerland) who was showing his work for the first time in London. Throughout the Gallery’s five-year lifespan, it held numerous exhibitions showcasing the artistic talent of British south Asian, Indian and European artists. The Gallery also held lectures, readings, book launches and other activities relating to sub continental visual art in the UK.”

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Centre 181 Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Centre 181 Gallery

No longer functioning

181 King St. London W6 9JU

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»  Yinka Shonibare MBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

Autograph ABP

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Autograph ABP

From the Mission Statement on the website: “Autograph ABP is a charity, originally established in 1988 as an international, non-profit-making, photographic arts organisation that educates the public in photography, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues of cultural identity and human rights. It was converted into a charity in 2007. We produce our own programme of exhibitions, educational events and publishing, and collaborate with other arts organisations and academic institutions nationally and internationally.”

Founded by David A Bailey and Sunil Gupta in 1988. The organisation is based in Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA

The Photographers’ Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: The Photographers’ Gallery

16 - 18 Ramillies Street
London
W1F 7LW

Tel: +44 (0)845 262 1618
Email: info@photonet.org.uk

From the website: “The Photographers’ Gallery was founded by Sue Davies, OBE in 1971 at 8 Great Newport Street, in a converted Lyon’s Tea Bar. It was the first independent gallery in Britain devoted to photography. Tom Hopkinson, ex-editor of Picture Post, was appointed as the first chair of the Gallery’s Board of Trustees. The Gallery opened its doors on 14 January 1971 presenting an exhibition called The Concerned Photographer curated by Cornell Capa and first shown in New York in 1967.”

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»  Shahidul Alam

Born, 1955 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

»  Jamelie Hassan

Born, 1948 in London, Ontario, Canada

Metro Cinema

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Metro Cinema

(no longer functioning)

11 Rupert Street, London, England, United Kingdom W1 7FS

From Cinema Treasures website: “Occupying an empty shell in the Trocadero Centre, which was originally supposed to be a theatre, the Metro opened in October 1985. Metro 1 (195 seats) was the auditorium of the theatre space whilst Metro 2 (84 seats) was the former stage area. Both were below ground level.”
Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1987

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»  Handsworth Songs

Film at Metro Cinema. 1987

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»  Edward George

Born, 1963 in London, England

National Film Theatre

London, United Kingdom
Official website: National Film Theatre

NFT is now part of BFI

www.bfi.org.uk

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Grabowski Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Grabowski Gallery, London operated between 1959 and 1975. It was the art gallery of a Polish pharmacist, located at 84 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3. In 1962, it was the venue for Image in Revolt, a two-person exhibition of figurative paintings by two young artists, Derek Boshier and Frank Bowling. Both artists were at the time in their early to mid 20s. In the early 1960s (circa 1963) Grabowski Gallery again exhibited the work of Frank Bowling in a group show that also included the work of two other artists from Commonwealth countries: William Thomson (Canada) and Neil Stocker (Australia). Aubrey Williams, the Guyana-born British artist also had a solo exhibition at Grabowski Gallery, January 3 - 24, 1963. Three years earlier, Williams exhibited alongside Denis Bowen, Max Chapman, and Anthony Underhill, in an exhibition titled Continuum, at Grabowski Gallery in 1960.

The following summary was taken from cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=18823954 (15/6/09): “Mateusz Bronislaw Grabowski (1904-1976) was a Master of Pharmacy who graduated from The University of Stefan Batory in Vilnius. He came to The Great Britain with the Polish Army in 1940. After the war had ended, he established a pharmacy and a mail-order firm in London that sent medicines to Poland, and in 1959, he opened a modem art gallery. Grabowski Gallery was situated in the artistic district of London, in Chelsea at 84, Sloane Avenue, next to the Grabowski’s Pharmacy. The thing that made the Gallery distinguishing was the fact that it did not make profit. Grabowski promoted young and unknown artists of different nationalities according to the idea of ‘the art without borders’. In Grabowski Gallery, there took place the first exhibition of ‘pop-art’ in Europe. Many of the artists who showed their works of art there became well known and important for the British Art. In the 1960’s London was the biggest centre of western art. Grabowski Gallery found its place in the top of London galleries of modem art. Famous London critics came to see the exhibits, and reviews of the exhibitions could be read in many prestigious magazines. The Gallery was the expression of the personal passion for art of its owner.”

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»  Continuum

Group show at Grabowski Gallery. 1960

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Group show at Grabowski Gallery. 1962

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»  Denis Bowen

Born, 1921 in Kimberley, South Africa. Died, 2006

»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

»  Max Chapman

Born, 1911 in London

»  Neil Stocker

Born, 1926 - 1936 (probably 1931) in Sydney, Australia

»  William Thomson

Born, 1926 in Canada

AIR Gallery

London, United Kingdom

From the SPACE website: www.spacestudios.org.uk/All_Content_Items/About_SPACE/History/ WEBLINK NO LONGER ACCESSIBLE

“AIR (Information Registry of Art) sought to collect artists’ information, find new patrons, generate new audiences and ways to engage that audience in the visual arts. AIR was started by Peter Sedgley who believed that artists needed a more direct way for their work to reach the dealers and collectors without having to go through an intermediary gallery. AIR, located first in St. Katharine’s Dock, was non-selective and any artist could submit biographical details and slides of their work… AIR Gallery was homeless until 1979 when premises were obtained in Rosebery Avenue where SPACE and the AIR Gallery remained until 1986.

Sonia Boyce had a successful solo exhibition at AIR Gallery in the mid 1980s, while the gallery was under the directorship of Sara Selwood.

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Solo show at AIR Gallery 1986 - 1987

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»  Sonia Boyce MBE

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Pitika Ntuli

Born, 1952 in South Africa

Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Tate Britain

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»  Turner Prize 1998

Group show at Tate Britain. 1998 - 1999

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»  Tacita Dean

Born, 1965 in Canterbury, UK

»  Cathy de Monchaux

Born, 1960 in London, UK

»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

»  Steven Pippin

Born, 1960 in Redhill, Surrey UK

»  Sam Taylor-Wood

Born, 1967 in London, England

Victoria Miro Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Victoria Miro Gallery

From the ‘About’ section of the gallery website: “One of the largest commercial spaces in London, Victoria Miro Gallery represents established names such as film and installation artist Doug Aitken, and younger talent including Conrad Shawcross; and also works with the estates of artists such as, among others, the painter Alice Neel. The gallery represents two winners of the Turner Prize: Chris Ofili, who won the prize in 1998, and the 2003 winner Grayson Perry, as well as four Turner Prize nominees: Ian Hamilton Finlay, Peter Doig, Isaac Julien, and Phil Collins. As it approaches its twenty-fifth anniversary, the gallery ethos remains consistent: to promote great and innovative artists and to nurture the best talent from the new generation of artists around the world”

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»  Afrodizzia

Solo show at Victoria Miro Gallery. 1996

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»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

The October Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: The October Gallery

Hugely important central London venue that has been a staunch supporter of a wide range of artists from a plurality of diasporic backgrounds, such as Aubrey Williams. The artists exhibiting there are drawn from countries of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world.

24 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3AL
0207 242 7367

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»  Avinash Chandra

Born, 1931 in Simla, India. Died, 1991

»  Balraj Khanna

Born, 1938 - 1942 (probably 1940) in Punjab, India

»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

Islington Arts Factory

London, United Kingdom

Community arts venue in Holloway, north London. For many years, the Grenada-born British painter Denzil Forrester maintained a studio there. Islington Arts Factory was the venue for The Caribbean Connection, an exhibition of work by Ronald Moody, Aubrey Williams, Frank Bowling, John Lyons, and Bill Ming. The exhibition took place between 15 September - 13 October 1995, the year in which africa 95 took place.

2 Parkhurst Road
London
N7 0SF

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»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

»  John Lyons

Born, 1933 in Port of Spain, Trinidad

»  Bill Ming

Born, 1944 in Bermuda

»  Ronald Moody

Born, 1900 in Kingston, Jamaica. Died, 1984

»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

198 Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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»  Faisal Abdu’Allah

Born, 1969 in London, UK

Acme Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Acme Gallery was located at 43 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London. It was the venue for Frank Bowling | Selected Paintings 1967-77, 15 April - 7 May 1977.

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Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

deliART

London, United Kingdom

deliART was located at 117 Charterhouse Street, London, near Charterhouse Square. It was the venue for Frank Bowling | What’s Underneath, an exhibition of Recent Paintings that took place 15 December 2003 - 16 January 2004.

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»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Aicon Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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»  Lubaina Himid MBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  David Medalla

Born, 1942 in Manila, Phillipines

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Anwar Jalal Shemza

Born, 1928 in Simla, India. Died, 1985

»  Francis Newton Souza

Born, 1924 in Goa, India. Died, 2002

Commonwealth Institute

London, United Kingdom

The forerunner of the Commonwealth Institute was known as the Imperial Institute. A measure of its significance, as a venue for the work of artist from countries of the British Empire, or former countries of the British Empre, such as India, can be gleaned from a sentence in a personal recollection by Avinash Chandra. In his text of 1968, Avinash Chandra: Some personal notes (Studio International journal of modern art, October 1968), Chandra wrote (of London, a decade or so earlier), “…Then, like most Indian and other ‘colonial’ painters, I had my first London show at the Commonwealth Institute (then the Imperial Institute) and, once again, enjoyed some success.”

There were two gallery spaces at the Commonwealth Institute, located at Kensington High Street. The main space opened with an inaugural exhibition, Commonwealth Art Today, on 7 November 1962. A second space, known as the Bhownagree Gallery, occupying a passageway/corridor, also existed within this central London complex, which existed to promote the arts, culture, and other aspects of the countries of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Institute hosted a considerable number of important exhibitions, over a period of nearly four decades. These exhibitions included solo shows, group shows, by artists from, or with significant links to, the countries of the Commonwealth. The inaugural exhibition, Commonwealth Art Today, provided an invaluable series of snapshots of contemporary art practice, as it existed across extensive parts of the world. Guyana (then known as British Guiana) was represented by Frank Bowling and Aubrey Williams.

A piece titled Exhibitions at the Commonwealth Institute appeared in the Winter 1973 issue of African Arts magazine (Volume VI, Number 2). The piece was written by South African-born artist Denis Bowen. The text opened, “During the course of any twelve months or so the program of exhibitions organized by the Commonwealth Art Gallery in London invariably provides some opporunities to study the work of contemporary African artists. The 1972 program included exhibitions of paintings by Yusuf Grillo of Nigeria and of wood carvings by Mwariko Omari of Tanzania.” This was in effect a review of these two artists’ work.

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»  Albert Artwell

Born, 1942 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

»  Everald Brown

Born, 1917 in St. Ann, Jamaica. Died, 2002

»  Ras Dizzy

Born, 1927 - 1937 (probably 1932) in Jamaica. Died, 2008

»  Kapo (Mallica Reynolds)

Born, 1911 in St. Catherine, Jamaica. Died, 1989

»  Gaston Tabois

Born, 1918 - 1930 (probably 1924) in Trout Hall, Clarendon, Jamaica. Died, 2012

Rich Mix Centre for the Arts

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Rich Mix Centre for the Arts

Rich Mix was the venue for The Art of Ben Jones: Evolution - Revolution, 13 January - 24 February 2011.

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Born, 1942 in New Jersey

Nicola Jacobs Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Nicola Jacobs Gallery, 9 Cork Street, was the venue for Room at the Top, a group exhibition curated by Waldemar Januszczak, 6 February - 9 March 1985. The artists included in the exhibition were: Sonia Boyce, Mary Mabbutt, Paul Richards, Gerard De Thame, and Adrian Wiszniewski. The exhibition was one of the very few such undertakings, during the 1980s, in which the work of a Black artist (in this instance, Sonia Boyce), was exhibited alongside work by white artists. Boyce was for a while an artist with whom Januszczak, (at the time, visual arts reviewer for the Guardian), was particularly impressed.

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»  Sonia Boyce MBE

Born, 1962 in London, England

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Born, 1958 in London

»  Mary Mabbutt

Born, 1951 in London

»  Paul Richards

Born, 1949 in England

Sotheran’s of Sackville Street

London, United Kingdom

Henry Sotheran Limited, 2 - 5 Sackville Street, London W1X 2DP was the venue for Amazon Nights: An Exhibition of Oil Paintings of Endangered Birds from around the World by Aubrey Williams 1926 - 1990. The exhibition took place from 19 October to 12 November 1994.

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»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

Keskidee Centre

London, United Kingdom

Keskidee Centre in Caledonian Road, North London, was Britain’s first Black arts centre; that is, an arts centre for the Black community. It combined theatre, grassroots activism and cultural education was popular. The centre took its name from a Caribbean bird, found in Trinidad and Tobago, a small bird with a bright yellow underbelly. Its wings and back are black with small white markings. Keskidee Centre was established in the early 1970s (1971) and created a new model for grassroots creativity in the Black community, simultaneously providing a meeting space for disaffected Black youth and others, at a time when a new generation of Black British youngsters were coming of age. Simultaneously, the centre served as a venue and meeting place for Caribbean Artists Movement members and activities. Dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson was for a time the educational officer at the Keskidee and his work at the centre was memorably chronicled in Franco Rosso’s documentary Dread, Beat and Blood (Franco Rosso, UK/1979/colour/45 mins/documentary)

Dread, Beat an’ Blood was a BBC documentary made by Franco Rosso, the Italian filmmaker responsible for Babylon. Named after Linton Kwesi Johnson’s debut recording of poetry, Dread, Beat an’ Blood introduces us to the work, the life and the world of this Jamaica-born, Brixton-based poet whose work quickly came to echo the sentiments and the frustrations of emerging Black Britain. The film is an engaging and sympathetic portrait of an extraordinary poet, who was determined to give status to Jamaican ‘patois’, the folk oral expression of the poorer people. Through the documentary we learn much about the ways in which LKJ approaches his craft, and about the trials, tribulations, challenges and achievements of his life. He was, at the time of the film’s making, a mere 27 years old, but had already been accepted as the founder of ‘dub poetry’, a new, raw and dynamic form of poetry that overturned much of the ways in which ‘poetry’ was traditionally defined and practiced. Dread, Beat an’ Blood reflected much of the emerging existence of young Black Britain. As such, it was on Rosso’s part a profoundly multilayered and deeply empathetic work.

Bob Marley shot the music video for Is This Love? at the Keskidee Centre. Other luminaries associated with the centre included Walter Rodney, Edward Braithwaite, and Angela Davis. It was the late Oscar Abrams who ran the centre combining that with his work as a theatre director and community activist.

An indication of the significance of the Keskidee Centre’s role as a venue committed to nurturing, supporting and celebrating Black visual artists can be elicited from a sentence in the Preface to Savacou 9/10, written by John La Rose and Andrew Salkey. “At the time of writing, the most recent medium session, held at the Keskidee Centre, on Friday 10th March 1972, was A Tribute to Ronald Moody, a historical exposition, illustrated with slides, of Jamaican sculptor, arranged and presented by Errol Lloyd, the Jamaican painter.”

The Centre, and the building in which it was housed, was the feature of a BBC Radio 4 documentary in May 2009 presented by oral historian Alan Dein. The online trailer for the documentary stated that the Keskidee Centre “had its own drama company, artists in residence and was a hub for African and Afro-Caribbean politics and arts, as well as a creative nursery for homegrown talent. It also catered for the needs of local youth and gave a generation of black teenagers a space of their own.”

Tunde Jegede, the composer and multi-instrumentalist whose work is a fusion of traditional African music, contemporary classical music, and pop music is one of the illustrious artists whose appreciation of African diasporic culture was apparently initiated and nurtured through his contact with Keskidee during his youth. Born in 1972, Tunde Jegede is a prolific producer and songwriter who has gained proficiency in several musical instruments and forms, namely cello, kora, piano and percussion.

Keskidee Centre closed in 1991.

Brixton Village, Brixton Hill

London, United Kingdom

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»  Chila Kumari Burman

Born, 1958 in Liverpool, England

»  Amanda Holiday

Born, 1964 in Sierra Leone

»  Mowbray Odonkor

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Eugene Palmer

Born, 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica

»  Danijah Tafari (Fitzroy Sang)

Born, 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica

Wigmore Fine Art

London, United Kingdom

Wigmore Fine Art, 104 Wigmore Street London was the venue for the two-person show by Sonia Boyce and Hermione Wiltshire, 15 October - 19 November 1999.

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Born, 1962 in London, England

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Born, 1963

Gasworks

London, United Kingdom
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Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Marcus Verhagen

Born, 1963 in Belgium

Tablet, at Tabernacle

London, United Kingdom
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The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, 35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road, London W11 2AY

The Tablet at Tabernacle was a venue for an important exhibition of work by Yinka Shonibare. The exhibition was a collaboration between Norwich Gallery and the Tablet at Tabernacle, London. Titled Yinka Shonibare: Alien Obsessives; Mum Dad & the Kids, the exhibition featured nuclear familes of ‘aliens’, covered in the by now familiar cloth of faux African fabric with which Shonibare had become identified. The exhibition generated an Artist’s Book, Yinka Shinibare: Alien Obsessive, a “low-tech publication featur[ing] stories, photographs and drawings of encounters with Aliens, UFO sightings and Alien abductions, received through classified ads placed by the artist in UFO magazine, Fotean Time.”

The exhibition at Norwich Gallery was publicised with an A3 folded mini poster, which additionally included opening view information, and a summary of the exhibition. Extract as follows:

“Alien Obsessive; Mum Dad and the Kids is a project in which Yinka Shonibare worked with a puppet maker to transform the archetypal image of convention; the nuclear family, into Aliens. The installation consists of two families each with their two children. The image of Aliens as conventional families is a playful look at the paradox of difference. We almost always project human characteristics onto Aliens, maybe real difference cannot possibly exist. The Aliens are made out of African batik fabric, fabrics the artist has used constantly to explore the complexity and hybridity of identity in a multi-cultural society. Alien Obsessive; Mum Dad and the Kids is a humorous look at the mythology of difference and our fear and fascination with other worlds from Homer onwards. The Aliens are based on a popular image of Aliens with small bodies, big heads and big eyes as in Spielberg’s ET and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

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Hales Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Hales Gallery

The Map Paintings 1967-1971 was Frank Bowling’s third solo exhibition at Hales Gallery, London. The artist’s map paintings had been growing in visibility over the past several years, though as referenced in this exhibition’s title, they had been executed several decades earlier, for exhibitions such as  Bowling’s solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1971.

When Rasheed Araeen included a reproduction of Night Journey, one of Bowling’s map paintings, towards the front of The Other Story catalogue, it was perhaps the first time a number of people were exposed to a fascinating body of work by Bowling. Scholarship by Kobena Mercer, Mel Gooding, and others subsequently served to embellish an understanding and appreciation of Bowling’s map paintings. (One of the most familiar works from this series, was included in the Afro Modern exhibition. The painting in question was Who’s Afraid of Barney Newman, oil paint on canvas, 2364 x 1295 x 27 mm, a painting from the Tate Collection, presented in 2006 by Rachel Scott.)

Within these paintings, Bowling made imaginative, playful, intelligent and deeply nuanced use of cartographical imagery. With his map paintings, maps became signifiers with seemingly never-ending meanings, referencing such matters as his Caribbean/Guyanese background, other diasporic and continental African narratives, and reflections on modernism and history. The paintings marked an important period of the artist’s practice, before he embarked on the first of his dedicated phases of explorations of abstraction.

The exhibition ran from 16 October - 23 November 2013, and came with a particularly handsome Private View card and catalogue.

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Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Eleven Spitalfields Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Eleven Spitalfields Gallery

Eleven Spitalfields Gallery was the venue for Frank Bowling OBE RA: Recent Small Works, 6 July - 31 August 2012.

From the exhibition press release:

Small Paintings: Cosmic Glimpses

Frank Bowling’s paintings offer a vision of a universe of his own imagining. They are images of an energetic chaos in which the mineral phenomena of fire and water, earth and air are caught in the very process of generation; out of this elemental and undifferentiated energy emerge the ever-changing morphologies of flame and light-fall, waterfall and cloud, rainbow, rain and the mists of aerial weathers. In this cosmos of atmospheric or aqueous colour-light may be discerned, with the shock of familiarity, the vegetable forms of tree, bush, leaf and flower; the rough surfaces of earth; the evanescent shimmer, shadow and flash of sunlit mudflat, forest clearing, flowing river; the tactility of animal scale and skin…

Mel Gooding, 2012

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Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Interchange Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Interchange Gallery

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»  David Somerville

Solo show at Interchange Gallery. 2012

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Burgh House Museum

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Burgh House Museum

Burgh House Museum, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3 was the venue for Exhibition of Paintings by IAUK Indian Artists living in U.K. The exhibition took place 27 January - 24 February 1980, and featured Yeshwant Mali, Prafulla Mohanti, Lancelot Ribeiro, Suresh Vedak, Ibrahim Wagh, and Mohammad Zakir.

The brochure for the exhibition featured the following useful introduction to IAUK:

“Throughout the history of art, at least throughout the history of modern art, there have been groups of artists. The reason for the existence of these groups have been perhaps as diverse as the ideas behind them. But invariably there have been sound human reasons for these groups to come about.
     The IAUK too has similar reasons for its existence. It is an Association of Professional Artists of Indian origin who have lived and worked in the UK for the last fifteen years or more. It is a revised version of an earlier body - The Indian Painters Collective, 1963 - a revival which is influenced by practical reasons derived from the result of its members’ efforts during their individual struggle for recognition.
     We, the members of IAUK, have come to believe that if the issues concerning us are approached collectively, we stand a better chance of succeeding and thus of making a positive contribution to the arts and culture of this country we have now made our home.
     Among the IAUK‘s aims are the recognition of its members’ work on an equal basis with their British contemporaries and the fulfilment of their rights to the amenities and facilities available in this democratic society. The IAUK would like to assist and promote Indian artists living in this country by showing their work. And, through exhibitions at 8 South Audley Street, London W1, and other selected places, it will attempt to create a growing awareness of the Indian arts and culture among the general public.
     The IAUK is the only organisation of its kind outside India. It functions on strict democratic lines.”

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Born, 1934 in Bombay, India

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Born, 1936 in Nanpur Village, Orissa, India

»  Suresh Vedak

Born, 1943 in Bombay, India

»  Ibrahim Wagh

Born, 1936 in Bombay, India

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Born, 1934 in Hyderabad, India

Berthe Hess Museum

London, United Kingdom

Berthe Hess Museum, 34 Cathedral Place, Paternoster Square, (Off St. Paul’s Cathedral) London was the venue for an Exhibition of paintings, prints and sculptures by RAINBOW ART GROUP. The exhibition  took place 7 - 12 July 1980. The exhibition was part of London Entertains: The Third Festival of Many Cultures. The exhibition was opened by Mr. George Melly. The opening also featured an introduction to Rainbow Art Group by Mr Brian Frost, the Festival Chairman. Ibrahim Wagh was the Exhibition Co-ordinator.

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Born, 1936 in Bombay, India

Tagore India Centre, India House, London

London, United Kingdom

The Tagore India Centre, India House, London, was the venue for Six Indian Painters, Gajanan D. Bhagwat, Balraj K. Khanna, Yashwant Mali, S. V. Rama Rao, Lancelot Ribeiro, and Ibrahim Wagh, London, 9 - 28 November 1964. In 1963, a number of recently arrived artists from India came together to form the Indian Painters Collective. This was however, a relatively short-lived venture. One of the ventures of the Indian Painters Collective was this exhibition, Six Indian Painters.

The exhibition catalogue was introduced as follows,

“The artists exhibited here are also the founder members of “The Indian Painters Collective”. The group consists of Indian artists living and working in London. It has been formed with the intention of holding frequent exhibitions under their own auspices and also to participate in other exhibitions here and on the continent. Their work represents a cross section of Indian painting today. The young and talented members of this group have won a good deal of acclaim in India and some are also known abroad.”

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Born, 1936 in India

»  Balraj Khanna

Born, 1938 - 1942 (probably 1940) in Punjab, India

»  Yeshwant Mali

Born, 1934 in Bombay, India

»  Lancelot Ribeiro

Born, 1933 in Bombay, India. Died, 2010

»  Ibrahim Wagh

Born, 1936 in Bombay, India

Artists Market

London, United Kingdom

Artists Market (sometimes referred to as Warehouse Gallery), 52 Earlham Street, London, WC2 was the venue for Afro-Caribbean Art, a large open submission exhibition organised by Drum Arts Centre, held 27 April – 25 May 1978. The artists were, M. A. Abdalla, Keith Ashton, Colin Barker, Lloyd George Blair, Frank Bowling, Linward Campbell, Jan Connell, Dam X, D. Dasri, Horace de Bourg, Gordon de la Mothe, Daphne Dennison, Art Derry, Barbara Douglas, Reynold Duncan, Anthony Gidden, Lubaina Himid, Merdelle Irving, Siddig El N’Goumi, Anthony Jadunath (his name appeared in the catalogue as Jadwnagh, Taiwo Jegede, Donald Locke, G. S. Lynch, Errol Lloyd, Cyprian Mandala, Althea McNish, Nadia Ming, Lloyd Nelson, Bill Patterson, Rudi Patterson, Eugene Palmer, Shaigi Rahim, Orville Smith, Jeffrey Rickard Trotman, Adesose Wallace, Lance Watson, and Moo Young. [The last artist listed was likely to have been Tony Moo Young, from Jamaica, though the Moo Young listed in the catalogue was listed as coming from Trinidad.] The only substantial references to this exhibition are a review by Rasheed Araeen, published in Black Phoenix (Afro-Caribbean Art, Black Phoenix, No 2 Summer 1978 pp. 30 – 31), and a review “In View” by Emmanuel Cooper, contained in Art & Artists, Hansom Books, London, Volume 13, Number 3, Issue Number 148, July 1978. A feature on Drum Arts Centre, titled Drum Call for Black Britain, written by Taiwo Ajai appeared in Africa magazine. No. 44 April 1975 p. 43

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»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

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Born, 1943 in Jamaica

Action Space

London, United Kingdom

Action Space, 16 Chenies Street, London WC1 was the venue for an exhibition by Rainbow Art Group. The exhibition “Paintings & Sculptures” took place between 22 May - 9 June 1979.

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»  Errol Lloyd

Born, 1943 in Jamaica

»  Yeshwant Mali

Born, 1934 in Bombay, India

»  Durlabh Singh

Born, 1946 in Kenya

»  Suresh Vedak

Born, 1943 in Bombay, India

»  Ibrahim Wagh

Born, 1936 in Bombay, India

Showroom

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Showroom

The Showroom (now located at 63 Penfold Street, London NW8, previously located at 44 Bonner Road, London E2) was the venue for Barby Asante: Journey Into the East. The exhibition was held at the Bonner Road gallery.

From www.theshowroom.org/programme.html?id=141,325 (accessed 24 August 2013)

“Barby Asante is a London-based artist whose work offers its audience interactive experiences. Her passed (sic) projects include I Accept Your Image, I am You. at 198 Gallery, Brixton. This exhibition challenged media images of beauty, by drawing out the performative instincts of the project’s participants.

Journey into the East considers Britain’s colonial past in India, Africa and China. Along with other assets produced and exported from these countries, tea was a major economic commodity. While the impact of colonialism can still be felt in India and some African countries, the origins of tea have become largely forgotten in British culture with drinkers of the beverage rarely considering its cross cultural heritage.

Asante explored the broader cultural significance of tea by referencing methods of display and taxonomy applied to museum collections, as well as teashops. Asante also offered a personal critique that included journals of journeys she had made through the East End of London, acting as an amateur Ethnographer, and video portraits of the artist’s friends, family and colleagues, showing their own idiosyncratic tea rituals.

As part of Journey into the East, Asante created the essence of a teashop within The Showroom where people could come to gather their thoughts, or meet others over a cup of tea. During the project the ‘teashop’ evolved into a ‘salon’ on Saturday afternoons, hosting a series of talks that looked at colonialism, ethnographic practice and British identity. The speakers included Barby Asante, Jean-Paul Martinon independent curator and lecturer at Goldsmiths College and Shaheen Merali artist and lecturer at Central St. Martins. Through these discussions the wider cultural ramifications of this seemingly straight-forward drink were revealed.

Project supported by R. Twining and Company Ltd.”

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New Vision Centre

London, United Kingdom

New Vision Centre, 4 Seymour Place, London W1 was the venue for an exhibition of paintings by Balraj Khanna, held 18 October - 6 November 1965. The exhibition came with a modest brochure that featured several reproductions of paintings that were in the exhibition.

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»  Balraj Khanna

Born, 1938 - 1942 (probably 1940) in Punjab, India

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Born, 1926 in Rawalpindi, (now Pakistan, then India). Died, 1979

Royal College of Art Henry Moore Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Royal College of Art Henry Moore Gallery

The Royal College of Art’s Henry Moore Gallery was the venue for RCA Black, a week-long exhibition held 31 August - 6 September 2011. The exhibition featured contributions by a number of Black artists who had studied at the RCA over the course of several decades.

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Born, 1977 in Ghana

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Born, 1961 in London

»  Eileen Perrier

Born, 1974 in London

»  Caroline ‘Booops’ Sardine

Born, 1977 in St.Vincent and the Grenadines

Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, London WC1

London, United Kingdom
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Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, was the venue for Routes, an exhibition of sculptures, paintings and drawings by Godfried Donkor, Juginder Lamba, Hew Locke, Johannes Phokela and Frances Richardson. It was curated by Rose Issa. Precise dates were not given in the catalogue, but the exhibition took place 22 January - 26 March 1999.

The exhibition’s full title/sub title was Routes: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbour’s Idols. According to the catalogue’s introduction by Issa, the Routes exhibition was held to “reveal some of the complexities, contradictions, and opportunities that emerge from a cross cultural society, and unsettles many assumptions about ‘black art’ “.

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»  Godfried Donkor

Born, 1964 in Kumasi, Ghana

»  Juginder Lamba

Born, 1948 in Nairobi, Kenya

»  Hew Locke

Born, 1959 in Edinburgh

»  Johannes Phokela

Born, 1966 in Soweto, South Africa

»  Frances Richardson

Born, 1965 in Leeds

Gallery One

London, United Kingdom

The significance of Gallery One was alluded to by Kobena Mercer, in his text, Black Atlantic Abstraction: Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling, in his book Discrepant Abstraction: “Gallery One, set up by Victor Musgrave in 1953, hosted five exhibitions by the Bombay artist Francis Newton Souza, as well as exhibiting avant-garde Europeans such as Yves Klein and Henri Michaux for the first time in Britain. Such openness towards non-western artists was part and parcel of a broader generational shift. Artists such as Souza, Anwar Shemza and Avinash Chandra, who had already achieved professional recognition in India and Pakistan, featured in Gallery One’s widely acclaimed Seven Painters in Europe (1958) exhibition.”

Discrepant Abstraction, The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts and INIVA the Institute of International Visual Arts, London. 2006: 186.

 

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»  Victor Musgrave

Born, 1919. Died, 1984

Tiwani Contemporary

London, United Kingdom
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Tiwani Contemporary, 16 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BP was the venue for Mary Evans: Cut and Paste, 14 September - 20 October 2012. From the Foreword to the Cut and Paste catalogue, written by Maria Varnava, Director of Tiwani Contemporary. “…Cut and Paste is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a commercial space in London even though she has been producing work quietly for the better part of 25 years or so. Mary is an artist that has consistently created work that is critical, of art historical value but also simply beautiful but not simplistic. “Our history beautifully echoed back”, “detailed simplicity” and an artist that allows you to “take time to reflect” is (sic) among the comments in our guest book. Indeed Mary provides her audience with easy entry points to view and engage with work that explores otherwise “difficult” subject matters.

…The title Cut and Paste reflects not only the literal sense of her artistic practice, but also invites the viewer to consider the implicatons of mass movements of people whether due to empire, trade or migration. Mary, like many of us, is not from one place and feels at home in multiple places, as she has been cut and pasted from Lagos to London several times during her seminal tyears. What is particularly beautiful of (sic) this negotiation is that we do not have to choose between all the layers that make us who we are.”

Cut and Paste was a substantial exhibition by Evans, featuring a range of work, including her trademark silouette figures and her investigations into the potent schema of the plan of the slave ship.

The gallery’s website is www.tiwani.co.uk

 

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Born, 1963 in Nigeria

Jamaica High Commission

London, United Kingdom
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The Jamaica High Commission, 1 - 2 Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BZ, was the venue for Beyond my Grandfathers’ (sic) Dreams: An Exhibition of Sculptures by Fowokan. The exhibition’s dates were 18 July - 2 August 1994.

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»  George Fowokan Kelly

Born, 1938 - 1948 (probably 1943) in Kingston, Jamaica

Julian Hartnoll’s Gallery

London, United Kingdom
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Julian Hartnoll’s Gallery (at the time, located at 14 Mason’s Yard, off Duke Street,St James’s, London, SW1Y 6BU) was the venue for an exhibition of work by Francis Newton Souza, 6 - 24 May 1997. The exhibition came with a folded brochure, lavishly illustrated, containing very useful information and archival images of this fascinating artist. From the brochure text, by Julian Hartnoll:

“This is the first exhibition of Souza’s works in England since the Black Paintings were shown at Grosvenor Gallery in 1966; Souza left for the USA in 1967 and has lived there since. The present exhibition is intended to be, firstly, a re-introduction of an artist who, during the fifties and early sixties, was one of the most provocative and enigmatic artists working in England. John Berger, writing in 1955, was unusually lost for words in descriing his art ending his article “I can only recommend ‘readers to go and look for themselves’ “ - an exhortation I would endorse today.

This exhibition is also an introduction, for it includes a number of Souza’s ‘alterations’.” [One such work, uncredited, appears on the cover of the brochure].

Late on in his short text, Hartnoll continued, “There is a second introduction in this exhibition - that is to works from the period of the Progressive Artists’ Group. In 1947 Souza formed this group in Bombay with Husain, Ara, Raza, Gade and Bakra. The movement was short-lived; Souza who had written the manifesto, left India in 1949. Despite its brevity the movement, caught up in the new spirit of independence, is fundamental to the course of Indian art. It liberated young artists from the strictures of European teaching methods and from a poor parody of Indian classical art, whilst retaining the spirit of their national culture in modernistic terms. Bombay’s Museum of Modern Art has re-opened this year with a definitive exhibition of the Progressive Artists’ Group: the catalogue cover of the Bombay show reproduces a painting by Husain of Souza at his easel - the actual picture on which Souza was working is included in the present exhibition.”

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Born, 1924 in Goa, India. Died, 2002

Thomas Dane

London, United Kingdom
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Thomas Dane Gallery, 11 Duke St, London SW1Y 6BN, was the venue for Hurvin Anderson: New Paintings, 2 June - 9 July 2005. The exhibition came with a lavish colour catalogue, prefaced by a text by Edward Caughlin (Hurvin Anderson: Meeting Points). Within the text, Caughlin wrote, “In this exhibition, Hurvin Anderson presents landscapes and interiors from the West Indies and Britain. Born in Birmingham to Jamaican parents, his history is bound up with both regions. His work expresses an identity that, divided between two groups of islands, is yet somehow estranged from both; wherever he is, his mind is somewhere else.”

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»  Hurvin Anderson

Born, 1965 in Birmingham

Hamilton Galleries

London, United Kingdom

Hamilton Galleries was located at 8 St George Street, Hanover Square, London W. 1, and had (in 1965) a telephone number of ‘Hyde Park 3196’. It was the venue for Avinash Chandra, March 10 - 27 1965. The exhibition featured some 35 works, executed between 1960 and 1965. The exhibition came with an important catalogue, complete with text by W. G. Archer, a longtime admirer of Chandra.

From the text: “Chandra was twenty-five years old when in 1956 he left India and settled in London. He is now almost thirty-four. We are concerned, therefore, with nine years of keen endeavour - a period comparable to Samuel Palmer’s visionary years or the young Chirico’s stay in Paris. Of these years the first two must be excluded since they represent a time of patient incubation. When at last, in late 1958 the dam broke, a resolute personality was revealed, exulting in lively rhythms and fertile in mysterious and potent imagery.”

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»  Avinash Chandra

Born, 1931 in Simla, India. Died, 1991

Parasol unit

London, United Kingdom
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From the press release for I Know Something About Love, (Shirin Neshat, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Yang Fudong, 9 March – 22 May 2011):

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is an independent educational charity devoted to promoting contemporary art for the benefit of the public. The core activity of the foundation is to showcase contemporary work of leading and emerging international artists who work in a variety of media. In conjunction with each exhibition Parasol unit organises a series of talks and educational events. Parasol unit mounts four exhibitions a year, most of which are accompanied by a publication. To encourage the widest possible access to its exhibition programme, Parasol unit does not charge admission fees for its exhibitions.”

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»  Yang Fudong

Born, 1971 in Beijing, China

»  Shirin Neshat

Born, 1957 in Kaswin/Qazvin, Iran

»  Christodoulos Panayiotou

Born, 1978 in Cyprus

»  Yinka Shonibare MBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

Trinity Buoy Wharf

London, United Kingdom
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»  Mark Gisbourne

Born, 1948 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Molton Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Molton Gallery was located at 44 South Molton Street, London, W1, in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery specialised in “Twentieth Century Paintings and Sculpture” by artists such as Gillian Ayres, Anthea Alley, and Denis Bowen. It was a gallery with which Avinash Chandra had a particular association, having solo exhibitions there in 1960 and 1962, Molton Gallery was also a collaborative partner for Chandra’s exhibition at Galerie de l’Universite, Paris, in 1961. The first of Chandra’s exhibition at Molton Gallery took place September 7 - October 1 1960. The exhibition consisted of 30 oil on canvas paintings, plus six gouaches.

The 1960 exhibition came with a small catalogue, containing a substantial essay by G.M. Butcher, which concluded, “It is also important to note that of all the great traditions of world art which have made their contribution to Western painting in the past century, only the art of India remains “undiscovered”. Or rather, it is only among several dozen young Indian painters that an attempt is being made to bring into relationship the attitudes of modern painting and the traditions of ancient India. Chandra is among those few.”

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»  Avinash Chandra

Born, 1931 in Simla, India. Died, 1991

London Printworks Trust

London, United Kingdom
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London Printworks Trust was the venue for ‘Pledge Allegiance to a Flag?’, an important exhibition taking place 20 December 1996 - 31 January 1997. The exhibition, curated by Stewart Russell, featured contributions by Ade Adekola, Yinka Shonibare and Mark Wallinger. From the catalogue preface: “For “Pledge Allegiance to a Flag?” Mark Wallinger, Yinka Shonibare and Ade Adekola were commissioned to create new works discussing contemporary attitudes towards the use of national flags in multicultural Britain.”

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»  Ade Adekola

Born, 1966 in Nigeria

»  Yinka Shonibare MBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Mark Wallinger

Born, 1959 in Chigwell, England

Museum of Mankind

London, United Kingdom

The Museum of Mankind existed between 1970 and 1997, and was a branch of the British Museum, located in Mayfair. Decidedly ethnographic and anthropological in its remit, it mounted exhibitions and delivered a programme accordingly. Its senior personnel were anthropologists and archaeologists, and the museum’s emphasis was very much on objects from Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia.

In 1995, the Museum of Mankind was the venue for Play and Display: Steel Masquerades from Top to Toe, an exhibition of Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp. 

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»  Sokari Douglas Camp CBE

Born, 1958 in Buguma, Nigeria