To celebrate the launch of a new Stuart Hall Fellowship at the University of Sussex, artist Ingrid Pollard will be in conversation with Lubaina Himid and Catherine Hall on Tue 6th Nov at 8pm at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in Brighton.
Ingrid Pollard, a photographer, media artist and a researcher will be the inaugural Stuart Hall Fellow in residence at the University of Sussex in Autumn 2018. During her time at Sussex Ingrid will further a commission, The Valentines Days, which was part of Making Jamaica at Autograph ABP in London, exploring how a new image of Jamaica was created through photography in the 19th century.
Catherine Hall is a historian and a trustee of the Stuart Hall Foundation. For the last six years, she has led the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project at University College London, which explores Britain’s long history in relation to the slavery business. She is now the Emerita Chair of the new Centre for the Study of British Slave-ownership at UCL. Catherine has published extensively on questions of race, gender and empire.
Lubaina Himid is a British contemporary artist and curator. She is a professor of contemporary art at the University of Central Lancashire. Her art focuses on themes of cultural history and reclaiming identities. She was one of the first artists involved in the UK’s Black Art movement in the 1980s and continues to create activist art which is shown in galleries in Britain, as well as worldwide. Himid was appointed MBE in June 2010 for “services to black women’s art”, and won the Turner Prize in 2017.
Ingrid Pollard is an artist and photographer who uses portraiture and traditional landscape imagery to explore social constructs such as Britishness and racial difference. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1953 and moved to England when she was four years old. Ingrid defines her work as ‘a social practice concerned with representation, history and landscape with reference to race, difference and the materiality of lens-based media. Her work is displayed in numerous collections including the UK Arts Council and the Victoria & Albert Museum.