Radical Black Art Working Convention - REVISITED

This two-day event revisits some of the conversations that took place in the 1984 Radical Black Art Working Convention in Nottingham, and is introduced by a panel discussion with some of the artists who organised and participated.

The original Working Convention's main objective was to reflect on an “examination of contemporary Black Art, highlighting its successes and failures relative to the economic, social and political realities faced by the Black Community, both in this country and worldwide”.

This event has been shaped and planned by a community working group, formed by Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell (Museumand, The National Caribbean Heritage Museum), Louise McKenna, Nicole Crentsil and David Stickman Higgins. The group has used the original quote from the Radical Black Arts Working Convention programme as a starting point for the conversation.