International Museums Day 2020: Diversity and Inclusion

International Museums Day is on 18 May 2020 and in celebration of the theme equality and diversity, I curated an online exhibition on the topic - Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation - for ArtUK's new Curations platform. A selection of works from the exhibition below. ICOM UK is hosting a series of activities in partnership with … Continue reading International Museums Day 2020: Diversity and Inclusion

How to Deconstruct the White Gaze: Made Visible at The Yard Theatre

In my recent blog, The Oscars, Othello and Ira Aldrige: The Paradox of Race in the Performing Arts, I reflected on the many ironies that underpin the casting of black actors (or lack thereof). Within that discussion, I queried the responsibility of white writers to develop characters and storylines that reflect the diversity of the societies in … Continue reading How to Deconstruct the White Gaze: Made Visible at The Yard Theatre

The Oscars, Othello and Ira Aldridge: The Paradox of Race in the Performing Arts

Whether you believe racism, a lack of good performances, or bad luck is the reason why no black actors were nominated for the Academy Awards this year, the #OscarsSoWhite campaign has reignited the discussion about diversity in the arts.  Coincidentally, I recently saw the play Red Velvet (now showing at the Garrick Theatre in London’s … Continue reading The Oscars, Othello and Ira Aldridge: The Paradox of Race in the Performing Arts