To coincide with Earth Month, we will be looking at artists who have been inspired by Nature when creating their sculptures, installations and paintings, but also those who have incorporated elements of the world around them, physically in their art works.
On the Earth Day Eve, join us for a talk and discussion on environmental activism. Jordana Belaiche will set the scene with an overview of climate actions and future methods to fight against climate change (45 mins). Then we will invite everyone for an open discussion (45mins).
Join us for a journey to uncover names of incredible women who had been erased from the narratives we know about greatness, innovation, power and bravery.
Join us again for part 2 of our journey of discovery through history to learn about some more of the incredible heroes, heroines in Black British heritage. We will delve into some amazing stories of the contributions of Black people through the ages that have largely been forgotten or marginalised in our telling of British history today.
Language is a living thing and an important element of social activism. It is utilised to adhere to the social codes by cultural organisations, supposedly representing the people it serves. However, that representation of language needs further interrogation, because anti-racist terminology is often utilised for different reasons and overtime, shifts in meaning.
At a time when photographs, captions and reference images in the news could no longer be trusted, artists create relevant works that rose a mirror to society and led audiences to challenge the 'information' provided by the media.
What can art, from the time of British colonialism, tell us about history and culture then and now? How has Imperial expansion shaped our perceptions of power, greatness and our understanding of nationhood? Join us for a discussion of a selection of famous British art works. We will unravel how they have influenced our perceptions of culture, beauty and heritage and still do in society today. We will also challenge that notion, in a study of some of contemporary art's responses, that bring the Great British narrative into question.
Though this lecture does not negate the conversations on and around decolonisation, it mainly focuses on the residual positive effects of colonialism on the art and culture of South Asia-mainly on the Indian subcontinent. The proposed discussion on Postcolonialism and its impact on Indian art is not an attempt to salvage the glorious or inglorious imperial past but to learn how the new world can move beyond this period-together, towards a place of mutual respect, diversity and inclusiveness.
Intersectionality was originally coined to refer to double oppression and was adopted by the black feminist movement before becoming mainstream. Today it has been repurposed to reflect the many diverse facets of our identities. Join us for a study of black feminism and the evolution of intersectionality.
Exploring how feminist artists are addressing concerns of race, class, privilege, and gender identity in their work today.