Lambeth Heritage Festival 2020

Black Arts Timeline

September 1 | 7pm

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Image: Thabo Jaiyesimi

Fortunate participants in this sold-out event will follow a lineage of Black artists who, in part, have made 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning.on Railton Road what it is today.

Archive Assistant Rudy Loewe will present the timeline. In May this year 198 began the process of cataloguing and digitising its archive of 30 years of creativity.

Black Arts Timeline is a sample of what was catalogued and reflects 198’s dedication to supporting both emerging and established artists, creating thought-provoking and critical exhibitions.

The overall project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning is a registered charity and a venue for the exhibition of visual arts, a community hub and an arts education centre.

It opened in December 1988, contributing to the regeneration of Brixton following the riots of the 1980s. 

Known initially as Roots Community and then 198 Gallery, 198 has grown from a community arts space, which helped nurture the Black Arts movement into a contemporary visual arts organisation searching out artistic excellence and investing in emerging talents with a particular focus on supporting the development of young people.