gal-dem's picks: Unmissable exhibitions to see this Black History Month
From archival films to activists reimagined, here's gal-dem magazine's nationwide guide for art, film and fashion-related shows to indulge in this October and beyond.
Happy Black History Month to all who celebrate. While it is a fact that Black people are important every month of the year, during October in the UK we take special care to consider the works and contributions of Black people to this country’s culture. Several institutions around the UK have exhibits that will focus on the bold, thought-provoking vision of artists from these communities.
In 2019, the government published research into how different ethnicities in England engaged with the arts, like performing in a play, pursuing photography, or going to see an exhibition. It found that Black people were just over 10% less likely to immerse themselves in the creative world compared to their white counterparts. So, for this Black History Month, as part of our See Us In Art project with National Art Pass, to make these spaces more accessible we have handpicked an array of things to see that show more of our own experiences and perspectives within the art.
The National Art Pass, Art Fund’s membership, is all about opening the doors to discovering something new and connecting you with museums and galleries by giving members free or reduced-price entry, plus 50% off major exhibitions. The membership also helps Art Fund to support these brilliant spaces, so that they can share more art with everyone.
From fashion-forward blockbuster shows, to artistic explorations of stories, both forgotten and imaginary, these offerings are thought-provoking, beautiful, and can’t be missed.
The more you see, the more we do.
The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.