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By Ikon Gallery, West Midlands

Debbie

Debbie Kermode

Deputy director


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  • Happening22 Jul 2015

We want to move the entire contents of photographer Vanley Burke's flat, including his archive, to the Ikon Gallery for a brilliant new exhibition.


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Vanley Burke's flat in Nechells, Birmingham

Vanley Burke's flat in Nechells, Birmingham

Vanley Burke is a renowned photographer concerned especially with black culture in Britain; he was born in Jamaica in 1951 and has lived in Birmingham since 1965. Alongside his numerous exhibitions, Burke is also an avid collector – his archive is vast and varied, including posters, books, clothes, records, ornaments and countless other items that provide a fascinating and invaluable insight into the UK’s African Caribbean communities. These objects serve as a portrait of religious and political beliefs, artistic activities, fashions, leisure pursuits, food, health issues and many other aspects of everyday life.

Ikon’s 2015 exhibition, At Home with Vanley Burke, is an ambitious undertaking, and will involve moving the entire contents of the artist’s flat in Nechells, north-east Birmingham, to the gallery. Burke’s home is extraordinary – a cabinet of wonderful curiosities; help us show this to the public.​

Were planning for the exhibition to run from 22 July to 27 September 2015.

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  • Plenty of time to donate
  • 17 December 2014
  • By Debbie Kermode
  • We've changed the deadline for donations to Monday 16 February, so there's still plenty of time to bag a reward for you and your loved ones.

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  • Interview: Vanley Burke
  • 17 November 2014
  • By Debbie Kermode
  • Vanley Burke tells us about the origins of his archive, how Birmingham shaped his work and his hopes for the Ikon Gallery exhibition.

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Dan, Birmingham

  • Dan, Birmingham
  • 11 February 2015 - 13:20
  • Looking forward to seeing this personal archive housed at IKON.

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