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UCLan to welcome Britain’s leading black women artists

Posted on - 13th January, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, History, People, Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
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Professor Lubaina Himid Pic: Dr Ingrid Pollard

This week will see some of Britain’s leading black women artists come together for an exciting event at UCLan.  

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Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making and Doing is an event that will be taking place on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 January.  

The event will be celebrating 40 years of the black female artist in Britain and the work they have done. It will particularly focus on Lubaina Himid who was the first female black artist to win the Turner Prize.  

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It will also mark the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the BLK art group which was formed in 1979 in Wolverhampton to help raise the profile of black artists through sculptures, paintings, and exhibitions in Britain.  

One of the exciting aspects of the event is that it will be one of the first times that leading black female artists in Britain have come together in one place – especially in the North West. Other leading artists in attendance will include Jade Montserrat, Dr. Ingrid Pollad, Evan Ifekoya, Christine Eyene, Claudette Johnson and Marlene Smith. 

The event is being organised by the Institute of Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) in conjunction with UCLan. For more information and links to tickets, visit the IBAR UCLan website.

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Will you be attending the event? Let us know in the comments below.  

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