Shock and Awe

March 9, 2016 § Leave a comment


The  Big Secret( 2015) conte on paper


In collaboration with the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, mac presents: Shock and Awe– a major new commission of drawings.

Acknowledging an absence of representation over the past 100 years, Walker’s exhibition concentrates upon the contribution of Black servicemen and women to the British Armed Forces and war efforts from 1914 to the present day. It reflects upon contemporary British conflict alongside historical events of warfare involving Britain and the colonised nations of the British Empire. As the world commemorates the centenary of World War I, this remarkable body of work addresses the stories that remain largely untold.


Image credit: Barbara Walker, The Big  Secret( 2015) conte on paper,



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