Past Events

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

Lecture Series – 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 in a white short with an orange necklace against a plain background.

    Ingrid Pollard (born Georgetown, Guyana) is one of the leading figures in contemporary British art. Carbon Slowly Turning is the first major survey of her forty-year career and includes delicately hand-tinted landscape photographs, a flotilla of small ceramic boats and a cast of protagonists that includes boxers, musicians, tango dancers and writers. The exhibition also includes two new works – a film that meditates on the human body as it moves through space and time, and a triptych of monumental, dynamic sculptures that reference our shared history of power relations and resurgence.

    Pollard is renowned for using portrait and landscape photography to question our relationship with the natural world and to interrogate social constructs such as Britishness, race, sexuality and identity. Working across a variety of techniques from photography, printmaking, drawing and installation to artists’ books, video and audio, she combines meticulous research and experimental processes to make art that is at once deeply personal and socially resonant.

  • 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.