Friday lates: Lubaina Himid – longing and belonging

Course Dates: 28/04/23
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
This Friday evening art history course spotlights the work of artist Lubaina Himid, one of Britain's most thought provoking artists.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00

Course Code: VB656

Fri, eve, 28 Apr - 28 Apr '23

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Himid’s immense contribution to British art received long overdue attention in 2017, when she was awarded the Turner Prize. In a career spanning over four decades, she has gained international recognition as one of Britain’s most thought-provoking visual artists whose work across a variety of media from painting and printmaking to ceramic design and installation works, have invited open and engaging narratives on personal and shared cultural heritage and experience.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• How Himid’s childhood experiences from Zanzibar to London, shaped her early interest in art and her training in theatre design during the 1960s and ‘70s.

• Focusing on groundbreaking exhibitions that Himid curated in the 1980s, including Woman Time Now (1984) at Battersea Arts Centre and The Thin Black Line (1985) at the ICA, we will discover how she has and continues to actively champion the work of Black artists, especially by women, in Britain.

• Explore a selection of Himid’s recent collaborative exhibitions and projects including her major commissioned piece, Naming the Money (2003) for Hatton Gallery, Newcastle; her painting series Le Rodeur (2016-18); and new work featured in the Tate Modern exhibition.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

· Recognise one subject or theme that Himid frequently explores in her painting.

· Identify how one aspect of Himid’s early life has influenced the content of her work.

· Describe two artworks in any media by Himid.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels and requires no previous experience or study of the subject.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, as well as demonstrations and instructions on the basic elements of Zoom software, like the usage of the microphone and camera.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught online with slide presentations and group discussions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You might wish to purchase a notebook for taking notes. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Our Friday Lates series takes place all year. Search 'Friday Lates' for more of this offer. . .

Chantal Condron

Chantal Condron has worked widely in the public and private arts sector for over 25 years including at the Government Art Collection, Tate, Sotheby's, Visiting Arts and University of London Library. She holds a BA in History of Art & Architecture from the University of East Anglia; and an MA in History of Art & Archaeology from SOAS, University of London. Chantal is currently the curator of public engagement at the Government Art Collection where her recent projects include delivering the public programme for Ways of Seeing, the loan of almost 70 artworks to unusual public spaces in Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture. As curator of modern and contemporary art, she led art programmes at the University of Hull, Whitechapel Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Ulster Museum, Belfast; and she has presented art talks widely in the UK and abroad. In 2019, her book, 'Peter Hedegaard', the first monograph on the Danish abstract artist, was published by Rocket Gallery, London.

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