Autumn at the Bluecoat: Deborah Roberts, Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Sumuyya Khader

The Bluecoat will be exhibiting three important solo shows focussing on Black identity from Friday 15 October 2021 until 23 January 2022.

A Look Inside, by US based artist Deborah Roberts (Austin, Texas 1962) critiques notions of beauty, the body, race and identity in contemporary society through the lens of Black children in the USA, combining collage with mixed media.

Practice Makes Perfect, by Rosa-Johan Uddoh (1993, Croydon), focuses on the timely subject of childhood education in Britain. The exhibition includes a major new work by Uddoh – a large-scale collage – which investigates the historical figure of Balthazar.

Sumuyya Khader’s Always Black Never Blue reflects on contemporary life in Liverpool and explores people and place through illustration, drawing, print and painting. Khader’s portraits focus on Black subjects and talk to Black lived experience and identity.

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