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Artist’s talk – Charmaine Watkiss


Nov 10 2022


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

About The Event


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS

We are delighted to welcome Charmaine Watkiss to Bradford for an artist’s talk, to tell us about her work and to celebrate the acquisition of two life sized drawings for the collections.

Her work is concerned with what she calls ‘memory stories’. She creates these stories primarily through research connected to the African Caribbean diaspora, and then maps the stories onto life sized figures. Some of these are of herself, but just as a conduit to relay stories which speak of a collective experience based on her findings. To add to the story there are details of objects and costumes, hairstyles and pattern. Whilst referencing the past there is always relevance to the present in these large yet infinitely delicate and detailed drawings.

Charmaine will also deliver a Responses to Art workshop on Friday 11th November from 10:30 – 3:30pm.

Charmaine live and works in London and is represented by Tiwani Contemporary GalleryLeeds Art Gallery is currently showing a solo exhibition of her work.

Book at Cartwright Hall: 01274 431212

Cost: £10.00…. £5.00 for Members of the Friends. Free for students and schools. Pay on the day, please bring your membership cards.

Generously supported by the Friends of Bradford Art Gallery and Museums and by the Contemporary Art Society

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