Welcome to the blog space for No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960 – 1990, which is a free exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery. Running from the 10th of July 2015 – 24th January 2016, this exhibition will explore and present the work of a range of Black visual artists, whilst considering the socio-political, historical and cultural background centred in London from 1960 – 1990. This nuanced history and context is primarily sourced from the Huntley Archives at the London Metropolitan Archives. This collection of records, images and videos relate to the Bogle-L’Ouverture Press, a radical Black publisher founded by Guyanese migrants living in London, Jessica and Eric Huntley
Through a series of articles; from artistic insights to personal explorations, this blog aims to explore the deeper history of the artists, writers and key players in the Black British cultural sphere of this period. Perceptions of works of art, historic moments and the exhibition and its programme of events itself will be offered. We hope to help viewers of the exhibition, or those interested, to learn more about No Colour Bar and the artistic and cultural heritage it aims to illuminate. The numerous different voices, styles and formats of the blog posts reflects the multi-faceted and multi-media aspect of the exhibition itself, comprised of posters, press clippings, works of arts, videos and photography.