The Black Subject: Ancient to Modern at Tate Britain 20/21 February

The Black Subject: Ancient to Modern

Tate Britain

Friday 20 February – Saturday 21 February 2015

The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781 1783 by John Singleton Copley 1738-1815

John Singleton Copley
The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781 1783
Oil on canvas

This symposium and film screening explore representations of people of African and Asian descent in British art, using the Tate collection as a starting point. 

Both events relate to the Spaces of Black Modernism display and the BPWalk through British Art.

The Equiano Centre, Department of Geography UCL, has been awarded funding from the AHRC to provide a limited number of grants for travel expenses for postgraduate students and community scholars to attend events in the series Black Subject: From Ancient to Modern. Find out more about grants for travel expenses.

In partnership with The Equiano Centre, Department of Geography, University College London

Events in this series


Film screening of Borderline

Friday 20 February , 18.30 – 21.00

Talks and lectures

Symposium: The Black Subject: Ancient to Modern

Saturday 21 February, 11.00 – 18.00

Combined ticket for both events in the series £25 (£16 concessions) is available by tel 020 7887 8888. Tickets for the symposium £20 (£14 concessions) or screening £12 (£8 concessions) can be booked online, and by tel or in person.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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