Guildhall Art Gallery's upcoming exhibition is 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. Prominent Black artists include Eddie Chambers, Sonia Boyce and Denzil Forrester.
The show runs until January 24th 2016, and includes a multi-sensory recreation of the Walter Rodney bookshop created by renowned artist and curator Dr Michael McMillian and Dubmorphology, sound and visual specialists, that sits at the heart of the exhibition.
Influenced by the emergence of newly independent African and Caribbean states, global liberation struggles, the fight against unfair discrimination and an insistence on dignified citizenship within Britain, these artists found expression by way of ‘creation for liberation’. The exhibition will explore these struggles and celebrate their contribution through four powerful themes: ‘Elbow Room’, ‘Broad Shoulders’, ‘Clenched Fists’ and ‘Open Arms’.
The Guildhall Art Gallery is part of the City of London’s evolving ‘cultural hub’ and will be open daily providing visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the significance of Black British culture and the importance of its historical contribution to the UK.