Manchester Art Gallery

Black British Artists: the history of British Modernism from 1900 to the present day

Opening up discussions on historic and contemporary art.

Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 19 October 2017, 6pm–7.30pm

Free, but please book via Eventbrite

For Black History Month we begin a 12 month programme of conversations, investigating how Black British Modern Art has been considered historically and to the present day. Join us for this initial event which will help us shape what happens next.

Looking at depictions of race from both the 19th century galleries and the exhibition of contemporary interventionist works by Risham Syed this session will raise issues of black identity and its difficult relationship to the legacy of the British Empire.

Within the context of Black History Month, Manchester School of Art’s Dr Beccy Kennedy and  Manchester Art Gallery curator Kate Jesson,  will each present a short provocation which contexualises a work of art within the galleries, before opening up the discussion to focus on what the term ‘Black History’ means in Britain today.

You can find out more about Dr Beccy Kennedy here.


The event is free but please reserve a space on Eventbrite.