Past Events

Black British Artists and Political Activism: ‘I’m in the black lesbian poster’

Public Lecture Course – Ingrid Pollard, Adele Patrick

  • 18 November 2021
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • You will need to register on Eventbrite to participate in this event.
  • This will be streamed live as a Zoom webinar

In this session, Adele Patrick (Glasgow Women's Library) and artist Ingrid Pollard will lead us in a discussion of Pollard's recent project, entitled No Cover Up. Working closely with and from the Glasgow Women's Library Lesbian Archive, Pollard opened-up ongoing circuits and cycles across and between interconnecting activisms- from protests against the implementation of Section 28 to uprisings against racist policing - and brought 'the past' to bear on the present.

Please note: This event has been rescheduled and will now take place on 18 November. This session will not be recorded.

The series will run every Thursday from 4 November to 9 December from 18.30 to 20.00. This series will be broadcast live as a Zoom webinar. Registration through Eventbrite is required.

No prior art historical knowledge is necessary.

Image Credit: Ingrid Pollard, Lenthall Road Workshop

About the speakers

  • Ingrid Pollard is a leading artist and photographer working in Britain today. She was one of twenty founding members of Autograph (the Association of Black Photographers) and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Her contributions to art over the past 40 years have broken new ground and forged pathways for younger generations, shaping Britain’s understanding and histories of art, society and culture.

  • Adele Patrick has been developing innovative cultural projects rooted in equalities for over 30 years. A co-founder of Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL). Adele has had a leadership role in this change-making organisation since 1991. 

    Trained as a designer at Glasgow School of Art (GSA, where she subsequently taught Gender, Art and Culture) her Doctoral research focused on feminism and self-fashioning. In 2016 Adele gained Honorary Doctorates from the GSA and from Strathclyde University and became Scotswoman of the Year. Adele received the Engage Scholarship for Excellence in Gallery Education, also in 2016. A Clore Leadership Fellow (2018/2019), her Post Fellowship research has focused on feminist leadership.