From stage to canvas, to global platform, explore the powerful work of theatre designer turned Turner Prize-winning painter and cultural activist Lubaina Himid.
Taking its inspiration from Lubaina Himid’s origins in theatrical design, the exhibition unfolds throughout the gallery in a series of scenes, placing you both at the centre of the action and backstage looking in, featuring new paintings alongside pieces from different points in her career.
Lubaina Himid is known for elevating contemporary everyday life with vibrancy and colour, as well using her art to drive social engagement and amplifying overlooked histories. She was a major player in the Black arts movement, advocating for the recognition of Black experience and women’s creativity in visual art.
This exhibition demonstrates how the artist’s innovative approach to figurative painting and commitment to cultural activism combine to make a powerful body of work.