No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960 –1990
Editors: Beverley Mason and Margaret Busby
Published by Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA (2018)<
No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960 –1990, was one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of Black British art in recent years, with themes that examined the space for Black arts and cultural practices in Britain; the struggles against oppression and injustice; movements of resistance to and activism against racism, political violence and inequality; and the embracing of a new internationalism through solidarity, collaboration and creativity.
The No Colour Bar publication contains artist profiles and reproductions of some of the key artworks that were featured in the Guildhall Art Gallery exhibition, and with its documentation of the narratives and responses from expert voices, the book has become one of the legacies of this ground-breaking exhibition and touring programme. With thought pieces by co-curators, Katherine Pearce, Makeda Coaston and Michael McMillan, the publication also has further important contributions from respected and expert cultural leaders and writers, including Eddie Chambers, Hamja Ashan, Margaret Andrews, Margaret Busby and Colin Prescod.
No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960 –1990 was a ground-breaking visual art and archive exhibition held at the Guildhall Art Gallery (10 July 2015 – 24 January 2016) with its digital touring version at Black Cultural Archives and Hackney Museum (September 2016 – January 2017). It was organised by the Friends of the Huntley Archives at the LMA, with generous support of its key partners, the City of London’s Guildhall Art Gallery and the London Metropolitan Archives with lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other donations. Volunteers were instrumental in supporting the programme. All net proceeds from the sales of the legacy publication go towards the work of the charity: Friends of the Huntley Archives at the LMA (FHALMA). Charity number 1152314.