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  • Date and time: Wednesday 23 November 2022, 5.30pm to 8pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

‘Represent York’ Art Exhibition Relaunch!

In 2021, the team at Norman Rea Gallery partnered with the York Anti Racist Society and Racial Justice Network to commission a series of artworks created by artists of colour reflecting on the experience of living in our city. These artworks will find their permanent home in the University’s art collection.

Due to the pandemic, these contemporary art pieces were only shown for a short period of time in 2021. More than a year after the commission, the Humanities Research Centre joined forces with the University Art Collection and the Norman Rea Gallery to bring these works into the limelight they truly deserve.

We are delighted to have installed a selection of the Represent York Commission inside the Humanities Research Centre as part of the celebrations of this year’s Black History Month.

Join us for the exhibition launch where you will have a chance to see the artwork up close and then hear from the artists themselves about the thinking behind their creations. The event will be followed by drinks and nibbles in the foyer of the Berrick Saul Building.

5.30pm: Arrivals / view the artwork (Berrick Saul Building Foyer)

5:45pm: Hear from the HRC, Helena Cox (UoY Art Curator), Senah Tumah (organiser of the original Represent York Commission), Norman Rea Gallery (UoY art gallery) and the artists themselves! (Bowland Auditorium)

6:50pm: Drinks reception (Berrick Saul Building Foyer)


Follow @ArtAtYork, @NormanReaGallery and @HRCYork for updates and join us in welcoming this vibrant cohort of contemporary artists’ works into our art collection, enriching it with a distinct contemporary voice.