NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art-No More “Poisonous, Disrespectful, and Skewed Images of Black People”: Barbara Walker’s Louder Than Words

December 20, 2016 § 3 Comments

I’m very excited to see my work in the  recent  issue  of NKA  Journal of Contemporary African Art – Black Portraiture(s). It  was  such a pleasure  and  privilege to  work with  the great academic  and writer  Celeste  Marie Bernier.

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Diaspora Platform 2016 – 2018

November 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Diaspora Platform brings together ten UK-based artists and ten mentors, all from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and whose work engages with the topic of the diaspora, over the next 22 months. During the length of the project, these practitioners will take part in group forum, mentoring and masterclasses, and will showcase their work in the exhibition Diaspora Platform curated by ICF Director David A. Bailey at the Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina in Venice from May 13th to November 26th 2017, after which it will be brought to the UK and exhibited locally. This initiative aims to create cross-generational connections and professional development through the practices of mentorship, networking and artistic and discourse production, with the aim of continuing this process in subsequent years around the world. Diaspora Platform is supported by Arts Council England’s International Showcasing Fund.

Selected participants:
Larry Achiampong
Libita Clayton
Kimathi Donkor
Ray Fiasco
Michael Forbes
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Paul Maheke
Khadija Saye
Barbara Walker
Abbas Zahedi

Mentors:
David Adjaye
Sokari Douglas Camp
Ellen Gallagher
Nicola Green
Joy Gregory
Isaac Julien
Dave Lewis
Hew Locke
Vong Phaophanit
Yinka Shonibare


Beyond The Frame

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Beyond the Frame is a 22-month long project tackling the under-representation of curators from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds at senior levels within the visual arts. The participants were selected as the result of an open call and will work closely with ICF Director David A. Bailey over the duration of the project, during which they will have the opportunity to take part in masterclasses and one-on-one mentoring sessions with the listed mentors, will discuss topics and issues in the field of curating together in group forum, will attend conferences that also address relevant topics in the field of curating, will travel to international institutions and events such as the Sharjah Biennial, the Venice Biennale and Prospect New Orleans, and will undertake projects in the UK in partnership with University of the Arts London, Iniva and New Art Exchange. Beyond the Frame is supported by Arts Council England Elevate Fund and will culminate with a public conference on diversity in the arts in the UK in which the experiences and results of this initiative will be discussed.

Selected participants:
Kat Anderson
Lisa Anderson
Azadeh Fatehrad
Enam Gbewonyo
Annie Jael Kwan
Sooree Pillay
Sunil Shah
Armin Shooshtari
Cynthia Silveira
Kasia Sobucka

Mentors:
Adelaide Bannerman
Iwona Blazwick
Paul Goodwin
Skinder Hundal
Melanie Keen
Sally Tallant
Allison Thompson
Carol Tulloch
Zoe Whitley

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Shock and Awe

June 17, 2016 § 2 Comments

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Works

May 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

The  Big Secret III ( 2015) conte and paint on paper. Photo by Chris  KeenanBig  Secret III (  2015)  conte on paper.Photo : Chris Keenan

 

The Big  Secret, Series III (2015) conte on paperBig  Secret II (  2015)  conte on paper. Photo : Chris Keenan

 

 

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New Publication | Sub Urban: New Drawings

March 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

I’m  delighted to share  news  of new publication
The illustrated publication was produced to mark my  exhibition/ residency,  Sub Urban: New Drawings at the James Hockey Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, 1 September – 8 October 2015. Text by Richard Hylton. The exhibition was organised by UCA’s Cultural Programme, Farnham.

http://store.ucreative.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=30&catid=100&prodid=929

 

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.

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.

 

Poignant and affecting, this remarkable collection of drawings

recognises and commemorating  the role of Black soldiers in contemporary conflict,

and reflects upon historical events of warfare involving Britain and the

colonised nations of the British Empire

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

 

Another New Work

October 21, 2015 § Leave a comment

A selection of images from the final outcomes from a  six  weeks  exhibition / residency at the James Hockey Gallery. University for  the  Creative Arts, in Farnham, Surrey
Charcoal and white chalk wall drawings.

*A limited edition illustrated publication with a text by Richard Hylton,
Cultural Programme Curator, designed by Studio Et Cetera

 

 

 

 

Sub Urban New Drawings UCA 2015

Photo:  Stephen White  and Jane Pearce

Sub Urban. James Hockey Gallery Farnham 2015

Photo:  Stephen White  and Jane Pearce

Sub Urban. James Hockey Gallery Farnham 2015 (2)

Photo:  Stephen White  and Jane Pearce

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Photo: Julia  Keenan

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Photo :  Stephen White and  Jane Pearce

Sub Urban. James Hockey Gallery Farnham 2015 (3)

Photo :  Stephen White and Jane Pearce

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