Bluecoat: Celebrating Liverpool’s Black Artists – Sumuyya Khader

Bluecoat: Celebrating Liverpool’s Black Artists - Sumuyya Khader Bluecoat: Celebrating Liverpool’s Black Artists – Sumuyya Khader


Venue: Bluecoat
Dates: 06/10/2020 - 25/10/2020
Times: All Day


Bluecoat is delighted to host a new project organised by Liverpool based artist Sumuyya Khader.

Using billboard style pasting, Khader will showcase the work of six Black artists from Liverpool along Bluecoat’s facade on Blundell Lane. The project will feature the work of artists Amber Akaunu, Sumuyya Khader, Kiara Mohamed, Salma Noor, and Millie Toyin Olateju. A sixth poster has also been commissioned by Liverpool writer Jamel Burke. Burke reflects on the lack of acknowledgment in education and media around Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade and Liverpool’s own relationship to this history. Click here to see all six posters.

Khader’s project responds to a lack of visibility for Liverpool’s black artists.

“We have one of the oldest Black communities in the UK and a wealth of creative talent that often gets overlooked. Although Liverpool is known for being a city that celebrates culture as a Black woman I rarely see people who look like me being acknowledged and their work shared.” – Sumuyya Khader

The exhibition will run from 6th October to 25th October and can be viewed on Bluecoat’s exterior wall on Blundell Lane. The project is funded by Culture Liverpool’s Without Walls 2020 Programme.

See the full gallery of posters here.

Image credits

Cover image – Changing Winds, Sumuyya Khader

Three images – Changing Winds, Sumuyya Khader; Untitled, Millie Toyin Olateju; Miss Mona Said Black Lives Matter, Amber Akaunu