This term's programme has been convened by Elizabeth Robles (University of Bristol) and will feature conversations with Ego Sowinski, Gavin Jantjes, Ingrid Pollard, Marlene Smith and Alice Correia.
Week 1 | Introduction
Week 2 | Abstraction and Anti-colonialism
Week 3 |‘I’m in the black lesbian poster’
This lecture was not recorded
Week 4 |Artists Against Apartheid
Week 5 |'Black Art' and Black Power
Week 6 |'She is not Bullet Proof'
Further reading and resources
Boyce, Sonia and Price, Dorothy (eds.). ‘Special Issue: Rethinking British Art: Black Artists and Modernism’. Art History, Volume 44, Issue 3 (June 2021): 456–675. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14678365/2021/44/3
University of the Arts London. ‘Black Artists and Modernism.’ Accessed 4 November 2021. https://www.arts.ac.uk/research/current-research-and-projects/art-and-design-history-and-theory/black-artists-and-modernism-bam
‘David Oluwale’s death in 1969 helped ‘reshape Leeds’. BBC News, 19 April 2019. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-47946556
The Tetley Leeds. ‘Rasheed Araeen: For Oluwale at The Tetley’. 29 March 2019. Educational video, 3:54. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YT9GN7VMkU
McQueen, Steve, director. Small Axe (anthology). Turbine Studios, EMU Films, BBC, Amazon Studio. 2020. Five episodes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p08vxt33/small-axe
Brett, Guy. ‘A Reputation Restored: The rediscovery of sculptor Ronald Moody’. Tate. Accessed 11 November 2021. https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/ronald-moody-2298/reputation-restored
Lloyd, Errol. ‘Caribbean Artists Movement’. British Library, 4 Oct 2018. https://www.bl.uk/windrush/articles/caribbean-artists-movement-1966-1972
The Equiano Centre. ‘Ronald Moody: Sculpture and interwar Britain’. Accessed 11 November 2021. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equiano-centre/educational-resources/fusion-worlds/artists/ronald-moody-sculpture-and-interwar-britain
You can find a selection of the papers of Ronald Moody on the Tate website.
Chand, Sonia. ‘Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group: Race and Sexuality’. Accessed 18 November 2021. https://womenslibrary.org.uk/explore-the-library-and-archive/lgbtq-collections-online-resource/camden-lesbian-centre-and-black-lesbian-group-race-and-sexuality/
Glasgow Women’s Library. ‘Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group: Building the UK’s first lesbian centre. Accessed 18 November 2021. https://womenslibrary.org.uk/2021/09/04/camden-lesbian-centre-and-black-lesbian-group-building-the-uks-first-lesbian-centre/
M, Nadine. Ingrid Pollard Exhibition: No Cover Up – A Volunteer’s Reflection. Glasgow Women’s Library, 2 September 2021. https://womenslibrary.org.uk/2021/09/02/ingrid-pollard-exhibition-no-cover-up-a-volunteers-reflection/
You can find a bibliography for further reading here on the Glasgow Women’s Library website.
Jantjes, Gavin. ‘Art Pod: Gavin Jantjes’. November 2020. Cornwall: Newlyn Art Gallery. https://newlynartgallery.co.uk/films_audio/artpod-gavin-jantjes/
Iniva. ‘Gavin Jantjes’. Accessed 25 November 2021. https://iniva.org/library/digital-archive/people/j/jantjes-gavin/
Dibosa, David. ‘Gavin Jantjes's Korabra Series (1986): Reworking Museum Interpretation’. Art History, Volume 44, Issue 3 (June 2021): 572–593. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8365.12580
The Art Story. 'Comparison of Abstract vs. Figurative Art'. Accessed 25 November 2021. https://www.theartstory.org/definition/abstract-vs-figurative-art/
Piper, Keith. ‘Coming up in the Black Moment’. 2012. http://www.keithpiper.info/blkartgroupvideo.html
You can find out more about the Blk Art Group research project here.
Amponsah, George, director. Black Power a Story of Resistance. BBC, 2021. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000tj50/black-power-a-british-story-of-resistance
Johnson, Claudette, Piper, Keith, and Smith, Marlene. ‘Blk Art Group in Conversation’. Association for Art History Conference, April 2021. https://forarthistory.org.uk/latest-news/blk-art-group-in-conversation/
Wikipedia. Ron Karenga. Last edited on 23 October 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maulana_Karenga
New Work Network. ‘Marlene Smith and the Blk Art Group’. 2 February 2012. Educational Video, 32:04. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMwBfV9__14
‘Police blamed over 1985 Cherry Groce Brixton shooting’. BBC News, 10 July 2014. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-28248588
Runnymede Trust. ‘The Struggle for Race Equality: An Oral History of the Runnymede Trust, 1968–1988’. Accessed 9 December 2021. https://www.runnymedetrust.org/histories/race-equality.html%3FnavSelectWhat=29.html