Sheffield Museums Live: 'Black Art' and the Blk Art Group

When
Wednesday 28 July 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Price
Free
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Marlene Smith, Art History, 1987, © Marlene Smith, 2020

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During the 1980s work by black artists was virtually invisible in Britain; it wasn’t taught at art school and was rarely shown in galleries. It was in this challenging context that the Blk Art Group emerged, part of a wider cultural scene that included many significant black artists, writers and musicians who individually, and sometimes collectively, sought to challenge the dominant historical and visual narratives.

Formed in the Midlands, the Blk Art Group brought together young Black British artists including Donald Rodney, Marlene Smith, Keith Piper, Eddie Chambers, Wenda Leslie, Ian Palmer, Janet Vernon and Claudette Johnson. Through exhibitions, activities and conferences, including the First National Black Art Convention (1982), the Group formed a crucial part of what’s come to be known as a British Black Arts Movement.

In this live steamed talk, Dr Elizabeth Robles from the University of Bristol, will explore key artworks by members of the Blk Art Group to examine the ways in which its members variously approached the possibilities and implications of 'Black Art'.

If you can’t make the live broadcast, the video will be available to watch later on our Facebook Live page or on our Sheffield Museums Live archive page. 

 

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When
Wednesday 28 July 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Price
Free
How to book
No need to book
Visit our Facebook Live page at 1pm on 28 July
Theme
Talks and tours
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