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Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making and Doing

Thursday 16th - Friday 17th January 2020
Featured Image: Lubaina Himid, Five (from the Revenge series), 1992. Image courtesy the artist and Griselda Pollock. On permanent loan/display to Leeds Art Gallery.

Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making and Doing is a two-day symposium taking place 16-17 January 2020.

It has been organised as part of UCLan's celebration of the many achievements of Prof. Lubaina Himid, CBE, RA: 35 years of art making, curating and creating conversations, and the first black woman to win the Turner Prize (2017).

Influences and Inspirations of Literature and Language on Black Women’s Creativity

Please join us at UCLan for two days of conversations about black women’s creativity with artists, curators, art historians, archivists, writers and organisers.

16th January 11:00-17.30, Media Factory (ME 414):

Christine Eyene, Prof. Lubaina Himid, Evan Ifekoya,  Claudette Johnson, Jade Montserrat, Dr Ingrid Pollard and Marlene Smith, plus an artist roundtable discussion.

17th January 10:00-16:30, Scholars Restaurant, Foster Building:
Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Dr Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Prof. Celeste-Marie Bernier, Dr Catherine Grant, Dr Ella S. Mills, Prof. Griselda Pollock, Prof. Dot Price, Prof. Alan Rice and Dr Zoe Whitley.
Plus: slideshow of works by Joy Labinjo, ROOT-ed zine stand and visit to the Making Histories Visible Archive.

Booking essential. See links below.

Also on 16th January 18:00-21:00: In Conversation with Lubaina Himid and Jackie Kay
Booking required separately through Eventbrite. See links below.

Please email IbarUCLan@uclan.ac.uk for any further queries about the Symposium.

Events sponsors: UCLan | Institute for Black Atlantic Research | UCLan Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) | Making Histories Visible Archive | School for Humanities, Language and Global Studies

Featured Image: Lubaina Himid, Five (from the Revenge series), 1992. Image courtesy the artist and Griselda Pollock. On permanent loan/display to Leeds Art Gallery.