An innovative look at Black British cultural identities, heritage and creative voices – and the struggle Black British artists faced to have their voices heard – from the 1960s to the 1990s.
The focus is on the life works of Eric and Jessica Huntley and the Bogle L’Ouverture Press, a publishing house and pioneering bookshop and cultural hub that they founded in 1969. Bogle L’Ouverture’s output and work promoted, and was shaped by, decolonisation and the fight against discrimination. Bogle L’Ouverture’s bookshop will be physically recreated in the Gallery to provide a multi-sensory, interactive installation alongside works by notable artists of the period, including Eddie Chambers, Errol Lloyd, Denzil Forrester, Sonia Boyce, Keith Piper, and Sokari Douglas-Camp.
No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 is a Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) collaboration between the Guildhall Art Gallery, Friends of the Huntley Archives at the London Metropolitan Archives (FHALMA) and the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).