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First Waves: Exploring the impact of race relations legislation in the UK

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The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art has appointed Scarlett Crawford to explore and celebrate the 1965, 1968 and 1976 Race Relations Acts.

Throughout the First Waves project Scarlett will work with communities across the UK to capture the voices of generations who have been directly impacted by the Race Relations Acts.

Working with six partner institutions, the artist will deliver a series of workshops across the county. During these workshops, individuals will be encouraged to share their experiences through photography, mark-making exercises, and oral histories.

The artworks created at these workshops will be on display at each partner institution in the autumn of 2018, and will then travel to Parliament to be exhibited in Westminster Hall in early 2019.
 

Partner Institutions


The artist will be working with six partner institutions across the UK: 

  • Glasgow Women’s Library
  • Race Council Wales
  • Nottingham Contemporary
  • The Bluecoat, Liverpool
  • The Peabody, Thamesmead
  • The University of Leeds

 

Find out more

  • Find out more about the First Waves project

  • Read more about the First Waves project workshops taking place across the country

  • Find out more about upcoming First Waves events and exhibitions

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest news about Parliament's 'First Waves: Exploring the impact of race relations legislation in the UK' project

Works of Art (Speaker's Advisory Committee)

The Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art is appointed by the Speaker to advise on matters relating to works of art in the House of Commons