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Publication: Barbara Walker

  • 18 August 2021

Barbara Walker, published by Turner Contemporary is now available to purchase. This book was supported by a Paul Mellon Centre publication grant.

For over twenty years, Barbara Walker has been committed to a practice of drawing, painting and portraiture that addresses issues of class and power, gender and race, and representation. This fully illustrated publication is the first book dedicated to Walker’s art and includes new writing by Paul Gilroy, Sarah Martin and Aïcha Mehrez, alongside an interview with the artist by Courtney J. Martin.

Published on the occasion of Walker’s installation Place, Space and Who at Turner Contemporary, a site specific drawing featuring five women and girls from the African Diaspora living in Margate and Kent.