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Decibel Calender 2004

Brochure relating to a publication, 2004
Published by: decibel/Arts Council
Year published: 2004

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decibel Calendar 2004/Images and words contained within the calender were provided by Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London.

From the inside front page of the calendar: “The Arts Council Collection is the largest national loan collection of post-war British art. Its is continually touring in exhibitions organised by Hayward Gallery and by other galleries, as well as being on long loan public buildings throughout Britain. Changing displays of sculpture in the Collection are regularly on view at Longside Gallery at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, but otherwise the Collection does not have a permanent gallery. The Collection is run by the Hayward Gallery on behalf of Arts Council England and is based at the Hayward Gallery and the Royal Festival Hall in London and at the Longside Gallery at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. decibel is an Arts Council England initiative, running from May 2003 - 2004, that aims to raise the profile and develop the infrastructure for culturally diverse arts in England. This calendar was developed for one main reason: to highlight the beauty, depth and scope of art from culturally diverse visual artists in Britain today. Some of these artworks and artists are immediately recognisable, some less so, but what is clear is that these are works that are meant to be seen. The criteria for choosing these images were simple. The selection panel was asked only to choose the images that they found most personally affecting and strong. We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do.”

The decibel calendar selection panel: Tina Ajuonuma - Office Assistant, decibel; Monika Baker - Visual Arts Coordinator, decibel; Colin Beesting - Communications Manager, decibel; Philip Deverell - Project Manager, decibel; Tim Eastop - Acting Director, Visual Arts; Kim Evans - Executive Director, Arts; Peter Hewitt - Chief Executve; Isobel Johnstone - Curator, Arts Council Collection; Denrele Ogunwa - Communications Officer, decibel; Pat Palmer - Administrator, decibel; Tony Panayioutou - Director, Diversty; Samenua Sesher - Programme Manager, decibel

Artists and works featured: Cover - Donald Rodney - In the House of My Father, 1997; Back Cover - Zineb Sedira - Self Portraits of the Virgin Mary, 2000
January: Anish Kapoor - Untitled, 1997-98
February: Lisa Cheung - I Want to be More Chinese, 1997
March: Maud Sulter - Calliope, 1989
April: Faisal Abdu’ Allah - The Last Supper, 1995
May: Eugene Palmer - The Laughing Christ, 1991
June: Chila Kumari Burman - A Moment to Herself, 2002
July: Sonia Boyce - So Amazing, 2002
August: Permindar Kaur - Innocence, 1993
September: Rasheed Araeen - One of 4 Ethnic Drawings, 1982
October: Keith Piper - (You are now entering) Mau Mau Country, 1983
November: Mona Hatoum - The Light at the End, 1989
December: Gavin Jantjes - Untitled, 1989

Related people + view all 13

»  Eugene Palmer

Born, 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

»  Zineb Sedira

Born, 1963 in Gennevilliers, France

»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008