The National Windrush Monument, London, UK

One of the key advantages of living in London, that far outweigh its well-documented costliness and environmental downsides, is the opportunity to view internationally outward-facing public works of art that have the power to generate significant cultural ripple effects and transcend their physical display settings. The most recent major art commission to trigger this type... Continue Reading →

Frank Bowling: The Possibilities of Paint are Never-Ending

How fitting that Tate Britain's first solo retrospective about the 60-year career of Guyanese-British painter Frank Bowling, OBE, RA (b. Bartica, 1934) should be titled and themed around his own words: "The possibilities of paint are never-ending"- Frank Bowling, 2017 Detail from one of Frank Bowling's map paintings from the late-1960s featured in Room 3... 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 →

5000 Miles and 70 Years: Vanley Burke’s Windrush-inspired installation at Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

A new site-specific installation '5000 Miles and 70 Years' by the internationally renowned photographer Vanley Burke was launched at Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Birmingham on Friday 4 May 2018. The installation featured a collage of archival materials and photographs from the artist's extensive portfolio of images relating to the lived experiences of African and... Continue Reading →

Eugene Palmer: New Paintings

It was a pleasure to visit the James Hockey and Foyer Galleries at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, to view a solo exhibition of new paintings by the Jamaican-British contemporary figurative artist Eugene Palmer. Curated by Richard Hylton, the exhibition "Eugene Palmer: Didn't it Rain: New Paintings" (27 January - 24 March 2018)... Continue Reading →

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