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The Storey Institute

Lancaster, United Kingdom

The Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, was the venue for Us an’ Dem [Us and Them]: an exhibition of work by Faisal Abdu’Allah, Denzil Forrester, and Tam Joseph, curated by Eddie Chambers, held at 18/3/94 - 15/4/94.

Extracts from the press release: “Us an’ Dem is an exhibition that attempts to take a critical look at relationships bettween the police, the judiciary and the Black community. The exhibition presents three artists’ responses to these issues. All three artists are of African-Caribbean origin, and all are resident in the London area. Faisal Abdu’Allah was born in London. Denzil Forrester was born in Grenada, and Tam Joseph was born in Dominica… Us an’ dem is not an optimistic exhibition, though it decisively demonstrates that the Black communitry continues to have genuine and deep-seated anxieties, frustrations and concerns about the state of its relationships with the collective forces of ‘law and order’.”

A boxed catalogue with 15 postcards was produced to accompany the exhibition.

The title of the exhibition was taken from a poem, Us an Dem, by Benjamin Zephaniah, who opened the exhibition.

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»  Us an’ Dem

Group show at The Storey Institute. 1994

People who have appeared at this venue

»  Faisal Abdu’Allah

Born, 1969 in London, UK

»  Denzil Forrester

Born, 1956 in Grenada

»  Tam Joseph

Born, 1947 in Dominica

»  Benjamin Zephaniah

Born, 1958 in Birmingham, UK

Us an’ Dem (Us and Them) - press release

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1994
Published by: The Storey Institute
Year published: 1994
Unpaginated.

image of Us an’ Dem (Us and Them) - press release

Single sheet A4 portrait/monochrome type on grey printed paper

Title: Exhibition Information - Us an’ Dem (Us and Them)
Author: None attributed - produced by the gallery
Source: The Storey Institute, Lancaster - exhibition ran from 18 March - 15 April 1994

Exhibition information/press release relating to the exhibition Us an’ Dem (Us and Them) curated by Eddie Chambers. In large font at the top of the page is a quote from the poet Benjamin Zephaniah where the title for the show can be attributed: “Us and Dem it is Us and Dem When will dis ting ever end?”

The themes of the exhibition are framed in the opening paragraph: “Us an’ Dem is an exhibition that attempts to take a critical look at relationships between the police, the judiciary, and the Black community. The exhibition presents three artists’ responses to these issues. All three artists are of African-Caribbean origin, and all are resident in the London area.” The artists featured were Faisal Abdu’Allah, Denzil Forrester and Tam Joseph.

Related people

»  Faisal Abdu’Allah

Born, 1969 in London, UK

»  Eddie Chambers

Born, 1960 in Wolverhampton, England

»  Denzil Forrester

Born, 1956 in Grenada

»  Tam Joseph

Born, 1947 in Dominica

»  Benjamin Zephaniah

Born, 1958 in Birmingham, UK

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»  Us an’ Dem

Group show at The Storey Institute. 1994

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»  The Storey Institute

Lancaster, United Kingdom