The lecture looks at the contributions made by artists of African, Caribbean or Asian origin to British art since the S.S. Empire Windrush first arrived from the West Indies in 1948. Artists who have achieved international recognition and respect. They have since set much of the agenda for contemporary British art.

Our lecture considers, among others, the work of Sir Frank Bowling, Francis Newton Souza, Eddie Chambers, Yinka Shonibare, Lubaina Himid, Racheed Araeen, Sonia Boyce and the Singh Twins. All have achieved international recognition and respect; their works are collected by museums worldwide. They may not all be household names but their art is eye-catching and thought-provoking.

The Windrush Generation is now achieving its rightful place in British history and public recognition. This lecture illustrates how their art has contributed to British culture.

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