The Long Table: "What does it mean to be a Black artist in the North?"

Site Gallery, Sheffield
Wed 28 Nov, 7.15 - 9.15pm
FREE (booking info below)


This artist-led discussion will explore the multiple challenges, visions and intersections of experience that are faced by Black artists based in the North. Chaired by Slate Enabler Chardine Taylor-Stone, The Long Table is an open panel format where audience members can 'take a seat at the table' and join the debate. Led by Eclipse, Slate is a three-year movement supporting Black artists in the North to work on a local, national and international level.

Chardine Taylor-Stone is an award-winning cultural producer and feminist activist. She is the founder of Black Girls Picnic, a global movement in collective self-care for Black women and girls and Stop Rainbow Racism. She was formerly on the advisory board for Schools Out LGBT History.

This event will also include a short presentation by Sheffield based artist Ashley Holmes on their practice.

Ashley Holmes (b. 1990 Luton, UK) obtained a BA Hons from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 and now lives and works in Sheffield. Holmes makes work that combines and draws on social commentary and cultural traditions and artefacts of African origin. He is interested in the generational shifts and the legacy of contemporary modes of survival ingrained in the history of the movement of Black bodies in the west throughout the 20th century. Utilising varying media, including individual and collaboratively produced works ranging across video, performance, sculptural and music, Holmes’ multidisciplinary practice both references and considers ways of confronting voyeuristic cultures within the context of the term ‘raciology’ - a discourse that assumes certain stereotypes, prejudices, images and identities.

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Picture: Slate Writers Group 2018

The Long Table: "What does it mean to be a Black artist in the North?"