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Beyond Windrush Conference: A conversation about art, politics and immigration in post-war Britain  

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Sat 9 June | 10am | £5 | Hexagon | Ages 14+

This day-long conference brings together acclaimed contributors from artists and scholars for a series of unique presentations and rich panel discussions that explore the art, artists and social histories inspired by MAC’s newly commissioned exhibitions, hear from Andrew Jackson and Vanley Burke. In partnership with the Centre for Critical Studies Research: Black Studies Department, Birmingham City University.

Image: Riverhouse - © Andrew Jackson 

Schedule for the Day

10:00   Arrival: Tea/Coffee (Hexagon Foyer area)


10:30  Welcome

Deborah Kermode, CEO & Artistic Director, Midlands Arts Centre


10:35  Welcome and Introduction to Schedule by Chair

Professor Harris Beider, Chair in Community Cohesion, Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University


10:45  Keynote Presentation

Patrick Vernon OBE

Film maker and cultural historian, founder of Every Generation, 100 Great Black Britons campaign and editor of Black History Month Magazine


11:30  Notes - From a Small Island

Andrew Jackson, Artist


12:15  From Windrush to McPhearson: race, politics and belonging 

Professor Harris Beider

13:00   Lunch break


13:45  CARISCC Project

Dr Patricia Noxolo, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences,

University of Birmingham and Sonia E Barrett, artist


 14:15 Reflections on practice and diversity - Panel Conversation

 Chair Lara Ratnaraja, with Artist/Curators Gina Smith and Ashlee Roberts


15:00   Coffee Break (Hexagon Foyer area)


15:15  Vanley Burke in conversation with Lisa Palmer

Vanley Burke, Artist and Lisa Palmer, School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University  

16:00  Closing Reflections from the Chair


16:15  Drinks Reception, alongside Andrew Jackson’s exhibition ‘From a Small Island’

(First Floor Gallery) 


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