Artist led exhibition tour with Claudette Johnson & Phoebe Boswell

Artist led exhibition tour with Claudette Johnson & Phoebe Boswell

The Place is Here exhibition view

Sat 29 Jul, 3pm, Free, Main Gallery

Artists Claudette Johnson and Phoebe Boswell lead a tour of The Place is Here, an exhibition of painting, film, photography and archival material from the 1980s.

Born in Manchester, Claudette Johnson was a member of the Blk Art Group, a collective of young artists who, inspired by the black arts movement, raised questions about what black art was, its identity and what it could become in the future. The group included the likes of Lubaina Himid, Marlene Smith, Keith Piper and Donald Rodney. In The Place is Here, you can see three striking paintings by Johnson, for whom the absence of black women as subjects and artists in the western canon, was the impetus for making them the central presence in her work. 

Visual artist and filmmaker Phoebe Boswell was born in Nairobi to a Kikuyu mother and fourth generation British Kenyan father, and brought up as an expatriate in the Middle East. Boswell combines traditional draftswomanship and digital technology to create drawings, animations and installations.

This event is free but please register your interest by booking. 

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Please meet in the bookshop at 3pm

Image: Installation view: The Place is Here, South London Gallery, 2017. Photo Andy Stagg.

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