Trophies of Empire poster.

Trophies of Empire

Trophies of Empire was a project about remembering, or more accurately about reminding and revealing. The curatorial intention was to commission artworks that reflected the legacies of Britain’s colonial exploits – its ‘trophies of empire’ – that continue to resonate in our cities and towns, as manifested for instance in street names, monuments, museum collections, or in the presence of diasporic communities from former colonies.

Trophies of Empire was a different model to the then predominant black artists’ group exhibition in that the commissions were open to any artist, a recognition that the history of colonialism and empire is a shared one.

Rebuilding Momentum During Global Pandemic Times: Rita Keegan Archive Project (RKAP)

RKAP wanted to take into consideration the issues raised in regards to the equity of online participation, we hadn’t wanted to make the assumption everyone has access to the same level of resource and or is technologically literate, there might be a need for training and education, even within our team, to help remove some of the barriers in this new environment and landscape.