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Barbara Walker - Shock and Awe

Solo show at Midlands Arts Centre - mac - mac birmingham. 2016
Date: 23 April, 2016 until 3 July, 2016
Curator: Lynda Morris and Craig Ashley
Organiser: mac birmingham

Taking place a decade and a half after her first solo exhibition at mac birmingham, Barbara Walker’s second solo exhibition at mac birmingham was Shock and Awe, 23 April - 3 July 2016.

This was, so its publicity declared, “a major new commission of drawings by the acclaimed Birmingham artist Barbara Walker. Acknowledging an absence of representation over the past 100 years, Walker’s exhibition concentrates upon the contribution of Black servicemen and women to the British Armed Forces and war efforts from 1914 to the present day. Poignant and affecting, this remarkable collection of drawings recognises and commemorates the role of Black soldiers in contemporary conflict, and reflects upon historical events of warfare involving Britain and the colonised nations of the British Empire.”

The exhibition was commissioned by mac birmingham and curated by Lynda Morris and Craig Ashley.


People in this exhibition

»  Barbara Walker MBE

Born, 1964 in Birmingham

Exhibition venues

»  Midlands Arts Centre - mac - mac birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom