Greetings and introductory remarks: Dr Alison Rowley
10:15 - 11:15
Keynote: Professor Carol Tulloch
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Making – Freedom-Recalcitrant
11:15 - 11:35
11:35 - 11:55
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Scratching the Surface at the National Gallery
11:55 - 12:15
Dr Karen Dennis
YA MTU HUPANGWA NA MUNGU: A Conversation with Cloth
12:15 - 12:35
Discussion and Questions
12:35 - 14:00
Lunch (not provided)
14:00 - 14:20
Dr William Rea
Textile, Tradition, Context: Performance and Tricky Hybrids, or When did Mrs Carter meet Yinka Shonibare MBE?
14:20 - 15:00
Dr Richard Johns and Dr Melanie Vandenbrouck
Blowin' in the Wind: The Maritime Worlds of Yinka Shonibare MBE.
15:00 - 15:20
Discussion and Questions
15:20 - 15:40
15:40 - 16:40
Keynote: Professor Angela McRobbie
Re-Visiting New Ethnicities: Shonibare, Stuart Hall and the Rise and Roots of Black British Art Worlds
16:40 - 17:00
Round table and final questions
17:00 - 19:00
Exhibition tour and wine reception
About the Speakers
Carol Tulloch is Professor of Dress, Diaspora and Transnationalism at the CCW Graduate School and member of the Transnational Arts, Identity and Nation Research Centre (TrAIN) at the University of the Arts, London. She is also TrAIN/V&A Fellow at the V&A Museum. Her work as a curator and writer includes: ‘Dress and the African Diaspora’, special issue of Fashion Theory, The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture (editor, 2010), Style-Fashion-Dress: From ‘Black’ to ‘Post-black’ (2010), Being at Home: Familial Dress Relations and the West Indian Front Room (2009), Resounding Power of the Afro Comb (2008), and Black British Style (co-curator 2004). Carol was principal investigator of the Dress and the African Diaspora Network (2006–7).
Miranda Stearn is a doctoral student at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Her research focuses on museum-commissioned artist interventions, looking at how and why museums and galleries bring in contemporary artists as interpreters of their collections. Underlying her project is an aspiration to understand the prevalence of these types of projects in the UK museums sector and to examine the implications for museums, collections, artists and audiences. She is currently Arts and Heritage Development Co-ordinator for London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and has worked in public sector arts and heritage for eight years.
Dr Karen Dennis is Senior Lecturer in Historical and Theoretical Studies at the University of Huddersfield. She is an educator who designs and a designer who educates and takes an active role in both practical and theoretical work. Combining research with teaching she maintains a studio in Leeds where she produces garments made from recycled clothes and is involved in the delivery of community-based workshops. She has worked for a number of NGOs and international agencies investigating the link between textile and clothing production and development, and she also helps to run a community theatre group involved in political street theatre and festival performances.
Dr William Rea is Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. His major research concerns the masquerades of the Ekiti Yoruba in Nigeria but more broadly is focused on the art history of West Africa and Africa in general, both in terms of the classical traditions and the visual response to modernity. He is developing research on cultural entrepreneurship and the creative industries in Lagos and Ibadan.
Dr Richard Johns and Dr Melanie Vandenbrouck are Curators of Art at Royal Museums Greenwich.
Angela McRobbie is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her most recent book is a work of feminist theory, titled The Aftermath of Feminism (2009). She is currently completing a book on working lives in the new creative economy, titled Be Creative? Making a Living in the New Culture Industries, and she has written a number of essays on the black arts and cultural studies including the work of Yinka Shonibare MBE.
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