Four Women, For Women: Caribbean Diaspora Artists Reimag(in)ing the Fine Art Canon

In keeping with my determination to continue publishing work on intersected issues of gender, race and geographic inclusivity, specifically in relation to museums, galleries and the arts – often against all the odds within a very exclusionary Euro-American academy – I am pleased that my research on Caribbean diaspora artists, initially compiled for conference presentations... Continue Reading →

Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers

Zak Ové's curation of the group exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now (Somerset House, London, 12 June - 15 September 2019) foregrounds and celebrates the work of more than 100 artists from Africa, the Caribbean region, the African Diaspora in Britain and throughout the wider world who have made significant contributions to the UK's cultural... Continue Reading →

Engaging Abstraction and Portraiture at the National Gallery of Jamaica

During a recent trip to Jamaica I was pleased to visit the National Gallery, located on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Kingston close to the city's scenic Waterfront. Although the National Gallery was first established by a special committee of the Jamaican government in the early 1970s, with an embryonic collection of 230 works placed on... Continue Reading →

An interview with Professor Eddie Chambers – re. his new book, ‘Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present’ (IB Tauris, 2014)

On 2nd July I had the privilege of interviewing the artist, curator and art historian Professor Eddie Chambers while he was here in the UK to launch and promote his new book, Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present (IB Tauris, 2014). We met at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, where his installation piece... Continue Reading →

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