No Colour Bar: Black British Art In Action 1960-1990 at Guildhall Art Gallery


Tam Joseph, UK School Report, 1983 © Tam Joseph. Image courtesy Museums Sheffield Pinterest


Celebrate the work and learn about the struggles of late 20th-century black artists in No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 at the Guildhall Art Gallery.

Inspired by the life and works of Eric and Jessica Huntley and their Bogle L’Ouverture Press – a publishing house, black bookshop and cultural hot spot they started in 1968 – this ground-breaking exhibition conveys stories about cultural heritage, social and political history and the battle against discrimination.

Discover the way in which Britain was changing at the time as you examine the artworks from a generation of cultural and political leaders aided by the publishing house.

A highlight of the exhibition is a recreation of the original bookshop. Brought to life by Dr Michael McMillan and sound and visual specialists Dubmorphology, it immerses visitors in multi-sensory experience of art, sculpture, photographs, paintings, letters and other artefacts from prominent black artists of the period.


Venue Details & Map

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman Amphitheatre

Guildhall Yard
+44 (0)20 7332 3700
Public transport:
Tube: Bank, Moorgate Follow street signs for Guildhall or Guildhall Art Gallery.

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