Black British cultural heritage, in the 20th century with its social and political history is to be celebrated at a new, free and interactive exhibition titled ‘No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990’ which opens to the public on Friday 10th July 2015 at the Guildhall Art Gallery, provided by the City of London Corporation.
The exhibition takes its impetus from the life works of pioneering Black civil rights campaigners Eric and Jessica Huntley and will also showcase a number of prominent Black artists from the same era, including Eddie Chambers, Sonia Boyce and Denzil Forrester. At the heart of the exhibition will be a multi-sensory, interactive recreation of the Huntley’s ‘Walter Rodney Bookshop’ in West London which became a focal point for Black artists, writers and activists as they carved out their cultural space in Britain.
Throughout its tenure, ‘No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990’, will play host to a series of scheduled events enriching the visitor experience through a diverse range of performances, film talks, workshops and gallery tours. Framing Black Visual Art is the first of a programme of events setting the tone for a dynamic and informative insight into how the art scene bypassed Black artists during this period.
No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 Guildhall Art Gallery, Heritage Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre, Guildhall Yard, 10th July 2015 – 24th January 2015 London EC2V 5AR; Tel: 020 7332 3700. Admission: Free to the Gallery’s permanent collection, No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 and the amphitheatre. Open: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm. Nearest Underground stations: Bank, St. Pauls, Mansion House or Moorgate.