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John Lyons

Born, 1933 in Port of Spain, Trinidad

One of the artists in Black Art: Plotting the Course, John Lyons, artist, poet, writer and curator was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1933 and studied at Goldsmiths College and the University of Newcadtle upon Tyne.

He has written a number of texts on the practice of visual artists, including the entry on Tony Phillips for the Four x 4 catalogue (1991). Spent a considerable number of years living in Manchester, during which time, with Alnoor Mitha and Lin Tang, he set up Studio Zamana.

John Lyons was responsible for a particularly useful text, Denzil Forrester’s Art in Context, which appeared in the catalogue, Denzil Forrester, Dub Transition: A Decade of Paintings 1980 - 1990, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, 22 September - 3 November 1990, pages 16 - 21. The exhibition also toured to venues in Newcastle and Lincoln, in 1991.

 

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click to show details of Black Art: Plotting the Course catalogue

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1988

click to show details of The Caribbean Connection

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1995

click to show details of CARIBBEAN EXPRESSIONS IN BRITAIN - catalogue

»  CARIBBEAN EXPRESSIONS IN BRITAIN - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Double Vision: exhibition poster/brochure

»  Double Vision: exhibition poster/brochure

Announcement relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Dub Transition - Denzil Forrester catalogue

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1990

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of In Black and White: Prints from Africa and the Diaspora

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Book relating to a publication, 2013

click to show details of No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 catalogue

»  No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2018

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1994

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  The Bluecoat Gallery

Liverpool, United Kingdom

»  Guildhall Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Islington Arts Factory

London, United Kingdom

»  Oldham Art Gallery

Oldham, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom