This 2-day symposium is organised as part of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) celebration of the achievements of Professor Lubaina Himid CBE, RA, for her 35 years of art making, curating and creating conversations. Himid is also the first black woman to win the Turner Prize in 2017.
Thursday 16 January 2020, 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.
Followed by a roundtable discussion between the participants.
Friday 17 January 2020, 10.00-16.30, Scholars Restaurant, Foster Building: Dr Ella S. Mills, Prof Celeste-Marie Bernier, Dr Anna Arabinden-Kesson, Prof Griselda Pollock, Prof Alan Rice, Dr Catherine Grant, Dr Zoe Whitley and Ego Ahaiwe.
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There will also be an ‘In Conversation’ event on Thursday 16 January 2020 18.00-21.00, with Lubaina Himid CBE, RA and Jackie Kay MBE. Lubaina is a British artist and curator, and winner of the 2017 Turner Prize. Jackie is a Scottish poet and novelist, and the national poet laureate of Scotland, The Scots Makar.
FREE EVENT, BOOK HERE.
Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making & Doing
Influences and Inspirations of Literature and Language on Black Women’s Creativity
For further information, contact IbarUCLan@uclan.ac.uk.
Events sponsored by UCLan, the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), the UCLan Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX), Making Histories Visible and the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies.
Image: Lubaina Himid, Five (from the Revenge series), 1992. Courtesy the artist and Griselda Pollock.