The Point Black Collective is a group of London based Black creatives. We are working with the Bernie Grant Art Centre this Black History Month to deliver ‘Black Steps', a visual arts exhibition that focuses on the experiences of Black British people in the UK. We are looking to commission Black artists to exhibit new work and also providing an opportunity to artists with existing works to showcase their art.
The Point Black collective is accepting applications of UK based Black artists whose practices explore and discuss identity politics with a clear focus on race. A total of 3 artists will be commissioned to create artworks inspired by the work and legacy of Bernie Grant. Bernie Grant was one of the first Black British members of parliament, being elected in 1987. Grant spent most of his political career representing the Haringey constituency in Parliament and advocating for black rights, as well as the rights of women and LGBTQ+ people within the UK and internationally.
The proposals can be of 2D and/or 3D work including but not limited to installations, sculpture, photography, paintings and printed zines. Please include how you would respond creatively according to your artistic practice to the question ‘What it is like to be Black in the UK in 2019?’. The selected artists will be given a detailed brief to respond to and pieces of archive material from the Bernie Grant archive to contextualise their work.
The budget per commission is £500 including artist fee, materials and delivery/transportation of artwork.
28th of August 2019
***EXHIBITING EXISTING WORK ***
If you would like to exhibit pre-existing work* at the Bernie Grant Art Centre send us an email with the subject: Existing Work to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note that there is not a fee to exhibit existing work. We will be providing a capped amount of £50 to cover delivery/transportation costs.
23rd of September 2019
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