Lubaina Himid: Warp and Weft


1 July – 1 October 2017

Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present Warp and Weft, a survey of works by the 2017 Turner Prize nominee, Lubaina Himid.

A key figure in the Black Arts Movement, Himid first came to prominence in the 1980s when she began organising exhibitions of work by her peers, who were under- represented in the contemporary art scene. Her diverse approach disrupts preconceptions of the world by introducing historical and contemporary stories of racial bias and acts of violence inflicted upon oppressed communities. 

Pictured above: Naming the Money, 2004, life-size painted cut-out plywood figures, audio. Loaned by the National Museums Liverpool, International Slavery Museum, and the artist. Photo: Spike Island 

For images and more information please contact:
Mark Inglefield,, + 44 (0) 20 73 88 09 97


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