Africa Week Pre-Launch Exhibition with Lubaina Himid

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Date: 23 March 2017
Venue: Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
Time: 18:00 - 21:00


A collaborative event with Spike Island and Ujima Radio featuring the Lubaina Himid exhibition and performances from top Bristol artists and UWE Bristol students.

About the exhibition:

Lubaina Himid Navigation Charts (20 January to 26 March 2017)

Lubaina Himid was a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement in Britain in the 1980s, which offered a forum for black artists exploring the social and political issues surrounding black history and identity.

Spike Island's exhibition -- a collaboration with Modern Art Oxford and Nottingham Contemporary -- focuses on migration, labour and creativity, longstanding concerns for Himid. Anchored by Naming the Money (2004), a spectacular installation of 100 life-size, painted figures that has been shown only once before in its entirety, the presentation brings into dialogue major works from the past 20 years, honing in on Himid's theatrical use of cut-outs, colour and pattern.

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About UWE Bristol Africa Week

Africa Week is a programme of events which recognises the work of Africans in diverse fields in the UK and brings together different themes which challenge, explore and celebrate the heritage, diversity and progress made by African and Africans and the University and beyond. At UWE Bristol, the Africa Week run by a team of staff and students, first took place in 2016 and received plaudits for its brilliance and wide engagement and the programme for the Africa Week 2017 promises to be a much bigger and more entertaining programme.

Cost: Free

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