Date: Saturday 18th May 2019
Lubaina Himid CBE Studio-Talk
Part of a free event at Porthmeor Studios celebrating the Residency Programme and Trust tenant artists
Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid CBE has been a Porthmeor Artists’ Residency Programme guest since April 1st and will open her studio to do a talk at 2.00pm on Saturday May 18th.
This studio-talk is part of otherwise free events that celebrate the Residency Programme and the Trust artist tenants at Porthmeor Studios St Ives and Anchor and Trewarveneth Studios in Newlyn.
Other events include: the launch of a new SWCTN Residency for artists working with technology, an exhibition by Virginia Bounds, Open Studios by guest resident artists Daniel Sinsel and Steve Claydon and long-term artist tenants Sam Bassett, Sax Impey, Clare Wardman and Iain Robertson (confirmed so far), a Shetland Notebooks book signing by Kate Walters, , Mark Dion’s installation The Maritime Artist and more to be announced.
The cost is £5.00 for those who are not our BSJW Trust artists and places will be made available to those on our mailing list first.
Lubaina’s talk starts at 2.00pm in Studio 5.
As audience members will be in a studio with art pieces, please arrive a few minutes before to carefully find a place to stand in the studio.
We reserve the right to offer your place to others 5 minutes before the talk.
Photo credit : Morag Robertson
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Born in Zanzibar in 1954, Lubaina Himid is a British painter who has dedicated her thirty-year-long career to uncovering marginalised and silenced histories, figures, and cultural moments.
Himid first studied Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art, choosing the discipline for the connections it bore with radical politics, and in particular Black politics. She went on to receive an MA in Cultural History from the Royal College of Art.
Himid creates paintings, drawings, prints and installations. She paints on a variety of surfaces, including ceramic and wood, often producing objects with performative potential intended to be encountered in a space. Her work addresses her heritage and has been driven by two recurrent aspirations: to develop and sustain a conversation with an audience, and to valorise, she says, ‘the contribution black people have made to cultural life in Europe for the past several hundred years’.
Himid is deeply engaged with the problem of the lack of representation of Black and Asian women in the art world, and she has been committed to showing the work of underrepresented contemporaries. She has curated significant group exhibitions, including The Thin Black Line at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1985), which was revisited in the exhibition Thin Black Line(s) at Tate Britain (2011-12).
Himid lives and works in Preston, UK and is a professor at the University of Central Lancashire. She was awarded the Turner Prize in 2017. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad. Her solo exhibitions include: The New Museum, New York (upcoming 2019); Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands (upcoming 2019); Gifts to Kings, MRAC Languedoc Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées, Sérignan, France (2018); Navigation Charts, Spike Island, Bristol (2017); Invisible Strategies, Modern Art Oxford (2017); The Truth Is Never Watertight, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2017). Significant group exhibitions include: Glasgow International (2018); We Don’t Need Another Hero, Berlin Biennale, Berlin (2018); The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary (2017); Keywords, Tate Liverpool (2014); and Burning Down the House, Gwangju Biennale (2014). A monograph, titled Lubaina Himid: Workshop Manual, was released in January 2019 (Koenig Books).
This information is credited to Lubaina’s RA Elect page.
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Porthmeor Artists Residency Programme
Porthmeor Artists Residency Programme
The Programme started in April 2017 and offers residencies to emerging and established artists in Porthmeor Studios, one of three historic studios owned and managed by the charity, The Borlase Smart John Wells Trust.
You can support the Residency Programme by becoming an annual Porthmeor Patron – please contact us for more details.
Unfortunately, at the moment there is not an open application process for the Residency Programme but you can apply for a short-let studio Jan to June 2019 before 9.00am Friday 2nd Nov 2018