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No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990

July 10, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Daily until January 24, 2016
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No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 is an important public art and archives exhibition – the first of its kind in the UK. Set in the heart of the City of London within the Guildhall Art Gallery, No Colour Bar combines contemporary fine art and archival artefacts and objects, featuring the works of seminal Black British artists and historically significant Black activists.

Surrounding the six-month exhibition there is a dynamic public programme of events, the first of which is a critically important Artists’ Talk on 13 July at Guildhall Art Gallery. “Framing Black Visual Art” features Eddie Chambers and Errol Lloyd in conversation with Tate curator, Sonia Dyer. Artist, curator and historian, Chambers’ latest book, Black Artists in British Art is a seminal text and award winning writer, artist Lloyd’s significant impact in defining the Black arts movement has been an influential on stage, on canvas and in publishing.

Join in to take action and move the debate forward. Don’t miss this event of the season. Email nocolourbar@gmail.com for information about how to book tickets for Framing Black Visual Art | Monday 13 July | 6.30pm

The other events which will take place along the rest of the year are:

Canvas and Sand
Saturday 12 September, 2pm
At BFI Southbank
African Odyssey presents the screening of two art films in partnership with No Colour Bar: ‘Mark of the Hand’ by Imruh Bakari Caesar uncovers the life and works of Aubrey Williams, a founding member of the Caribbean Artists Movement; and ‘Walking Drawings’ by Evewright turns landscape into a canvas. This film captures this work of living art as people ride on and walk the drawings’ lines, writing their stories into the earth.
Admission: £6.50
Book via the BFI website.

Friday Late: Cultural Revolutions
Friday 25 September, 6-9pm
At Guildhall Art Gallery
Immerse yourself in the Black music, theatre, poetry and visual art of the 70s and 80s at our Friday Late, complete with pop up bar and music from DJ Hughie. Come dressed in your best 70s or 80s wear!
Admission: £10

Mountain High: Archive Deep, 10th Annual Huntley Conference
Saturday 10 October, 10.30am
At Guildhall Art Gallery
Curated by Next Generation Youth and with keynote speech from artist Sonia Boyce, the 10th Annual Huntley Conference will feature exhibition tours, music, storytelling, book launches and much more.
Admission: £10

Black Artists Forum
Saturday 28 November, 12pm
At Guildhall Art Gallery
Open discussion led by Nigel Allyson Ryan, FRSA.
Admission: £5



July 10, 2015
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