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Trespassing: Art and Black belonging in a colonial landscape

5 Apr 2024 7-8pm

National Portrait Gallery
London WC2H 0HE


Writer, editor and journalist, Niellah Arboine, whose work explores the complexities of Black belonging in nature, will facilitate a conversation that considers the role of artistic practice and expression to create and assert a new kind of belonging in Britain’s colonial landscape. 

This new kind of belonging captures the essence of The Time Is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure and its emphasis on ‘Our Aliveness’. 

Further speakers to be announced.

About this event:
This event will take place at the National Portrait Gallery and will also be livestreamed to watch online. Select 'Book now' to buy tickets either to attend in person or to watch the livestream online.

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Niellah Arboine is a writer, editor and broadcaster from south London. Her work centres on the intersections of nature, politics, culture and identity. Niellah is the deputy editor at Where the Leaves Fall, a magazine exploring humankind's connection to nature and an original member of gal-dem and the previous lifestyle editor.

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