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Hysteria | Maud Sulter Photoworks

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1992
Published by: Royal Festival Hall
Year published: 1992
Unpaginated.

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A5 double sided black and white printed invitation/monochrome text/image

The text is as follows: “You are invited to the private view of Hysteria: Maud Sulter Photoworks
Monday 6 April 1992 5.30 - 7pm, Wine / Foyer Galleries, Royal Festival Hall - Exhibition continues until 10 May 1992.”
Accompanied by an image detail - Autunno; cover image: Inverno (detail)

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»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

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Hysteria | Maud Sulter Photoworks

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1992
Published by: Royal Festival Hall
Year published: 1992
Unpaginated.

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double A4 landscape fold out card/double sided colour printed/Exhibition guide produced by The Royal Festival Hall

Front cover text: Hysteria: Maud Sulter Photoworks, 7 April - 10 May 1992 Foyer Galleries - Royal Festival Hall - London SE1. Cover image: Ma - Maud Sulter.

The inside pages contain a series of images and texts relating to the content of the exhibition: The Lawyer and his Wife; Inverno; Hagg. There is a brief description of the exhibition and a text that is presented like a film script: “Hysteria is an installation comprising photographic prints, marble plaques, scripted narrative and audio recording on compact disc.“ On the reverse side there is a panel entitled: Museum: A series of 3 photographic prints - Edition of 3 (1990). “As a celebration of International Women’s Day, Helen Sloan at Oldham Art Gallery commissioned Maud Sulter to create a new work. She chose to crique The Death of Cleopatra by John Collier.“ On the far reverse side is a colour photograph of Maud Sulter and a brief biography.

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»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

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Lubaina Himid | Revenge - Invite

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1993
Published by: Royal Festival Hall
Year published: 1993
Unpaginated.

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Postcard sized (A6) foldout card/full colour print, image on front, text on inside panels/invitation produced by the gallery

Text on inside panel is as follows: Lubaina Himid | Revenge a masque in five tableaux. You are invited to the private view on Monday 26 April 1993. Exhibition runs 27th April - 6th June, Foyer galleries, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1.

Handwritten amongst the typed text is the following: “Eddie, If you ever come to London to look at art - come to this, Lubaina.” Cover image: Lubaina Himid, Between the Two, 1992. On the other inside panel is a descriptive text by the artist that relates to the image on the invitation: “Two women standing ankle-deep behind banners in front of cloths shredding maps; fragments float away.”

In time, the work would be described as follows: “Between the Two My Heart is Balanced is a reconception of a work by French painter James Tissot (1836-1902), which depicts two European women in a boat with a soldier. One woman is ignored, while the other holds the attention of the soldier. In Himid’s version, two women of African descent appear without the soldier’s presence. Swathed in African fabric, the women hold each other’s attention as a visible trail materializes in the boat’s wake. Himid’s boldly eloquent , painterly style is skillfully employed in her complex historical revisions. The stunning Revenge series might be viewed as an elegy for those lost during the Middle Passage, whose histories have been ignored, as well as a celebration of those who continue to survive.” Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd, on Revenge (page 34 of London Bridge: Late Twentieth Century British Art and the Routes of ‘National Culture’, chapter in Transforming the Crown: African, Asian & Caribbean Artists in Britain 1966-1996, Caribbean Cultural Center, New York, 1997, pp. 16 - 45).

The Tissot painting referred to by Beauchamp-Byrd is Portsmouth Dockyard (c. 1877). Both the Tissot painting, and this Himid painting figured in the Tate exhibition of 2012, Migrations.

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1991

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1991

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1991

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991

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Aubrey Williams - Shostakovich - postcard

Postcard relating to an exhibition, 1984
Published by: Royal Festival Hall
Year published: 1984
Unpaginated.

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Postcard produced in relation to Aubrey Williams’ exhibition, held at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 1 November - 6 December 1984. The exhibition was titled, Shostakovich: An Exhibition of Paintings by Aubrey Williams Inspired by the Music and Life of Dimitri Shostakovich. The exhibition took place at a time when the Royal Festival Hall was under the control of the GLC (Greater London Council).

The postcard credit read, “Shostakovich, 3rd Symphony, Op 20 for Orchestra and Chorus (Poetry by Semyon Kirsanov). Painting (82 x 52 inches) by Aubrey Williams shown at an exhibition of his work at the Royal Festival Hall, November 1984. Photography: Martin Proctor”

Note. The dimensions mentioned were incorrectly ordered. Height should have preceded width, as the painting is in landscape formation. The dimensions should have been referenced as 52 x 82 inches.

The postcard was sent by Anne Walmsley, in response to a query about one of Williams’ images. Handwritten text on the postcard, as follows: “12.XI.01   Dear Eddie   The slide is of Aubrey Williams’ painting Totemic Emblems IV 1988, oil on canvas, 99 x 125 cm    It was reproduced on the October Gallery invitation to their show of AW  Selected Oils & Recent Acrylics  2 Nov. - 16 Dec. 1989   Hope this helps. Look forward to seeing you soon chez Cynthia [Moody]. Best  Anne”

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»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

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