Exhibitions

Franklyn Rodgers: Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta

27 April – 7 July 2018 @ Autograph

Photographer Franklyn Rodgers pays homage to a figure sacred in his life: his mother, Loretta.

Over several years, Rodgers photographed Loretta and the circle of friends important to her. The large-scale portraits in Devotion recognise the significance of these close-knit relationships: mother and son, and between friends. His visual care for such deeply personal subjects is evident in the exquisite and refined grandeur of these works, the result of a methodology built on intimacy and trust.

Please note the gallery will be closed to the public on Tuesday 12 June, for an event. 

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Exhibitions

Raphael Albert

Miss Black and Beautiful

21 April - 1 July 2018 @ MAC

Autograph ABP’s celebrated exhibition ‘Raphael Albert: Miss Black and Beautiful’ travels to MAC in Birmingham. This show is the first major solo exhibition of photographs by the late Raphael Albert – cultural promoter, entrepreneur and photographer.

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Events

Poems for Loretta

Wed 27 June, 7 - 8:30pm @ Autograph

In honour of Franklyn Rodgers’ exhibition Devotion, join us as three exceptional poets share their visions of family, heritage, and relationships spanning generations.

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Exhibitions

Andrew Jackson

From a Small Island 

5 May - 8 July 2018  @ MAC

New photographic exhibition by Andrew Jackson commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Windrush generation.

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Exhibitions

Marcia Michael

I Am Now You - Mother

27 April - 7 July 2018 @ Autograph

‘We search for our mothers in order to find ourselves. The black mother is the instrument and embodiment of history. My mother is “The Object of My Gaze”’ – Marcia Michael

In I Am Now You – Mother, Marcia Michael visualises the act of matrilineage through the body of her mother, Myrtle McKnight.

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Exhibitions

Newly commissioned portrait

Baroness Doreen Lawrence

27 April - 7 July 2018 @ Autograph

Frankyln Rodgers’ portrait of Baroness Doreen Lawrence can now be seen in our current exhibition Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta.

This is the first work in a major new commission by Autograph, commemorating women from diverse cultural backgrounds whose lives are devoted to seeking political and social justice.

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Exhibitions

Zanele Muholi

Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail, the Dark Lioness

28 April - 24 June 2018 @ New Art Exchange

In this touring exhibition by Autograph ABP, South African visual activist Zanele Muholi presents their ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning Hail, the Dark Lioness in isiZulu, one of the eleven official languages in South Africa). The exhibition comprises more than 75 photographs with Muholi using their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive.

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