Faisal Abdu’Allah THE DUPPY CONQUEROR & Other Works

15 December 2017 – 14 April 2018 @ Autograph ABP

Autograph ABP presents The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works, a solo exhibition by visual artist Faisal Abdu’Allah (b. 1969, London). Through his interdisciplinary practice encompassing photography, print-making, video, sculpture, drawings and installation, Abdu’Allah asks probing questions in relation to history, myth, faith, masculinity, memory and violence, as well as race, representation and iconography. The exhibition is curated by Mark Sealy MBE, Director of Autograph ABP.

Join us for the exhibition launch event on Thursday 14 December, 6.30 - 8.30 PM. More information here>

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Syd Shelton

Rock Against Racism


Side Gallery in partnership with Autograph ABP and in conjunction with Freedom City Festival is bringing an exhibition of Syd Shelton’s photographs capturing one of the most intriguing and contradictory political periods in British post-war history to the North East.

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Shahidul Alam


1 December 2017 - 11 January 2018 @ Bamburgh House

NEPN and Breeze Creatives present Kalpana’s Warriors, an exhibition by the acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer, artist and activist Shahidul Alam, during this Autumn’s Freedom City 2017 celebration.

Kalpana Chakma was a vocal and charismatic leader who campaigned for the rights of indigenous people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts area of Bangladesh.

She was abducted from her home at gunpoint 20 years ago by a military officer and two members of the Village Defence Party and has never been seen again.Through this powerful installation, using photographs printed on large straw mats each one illuminated by a candle, Alam attempts to break the silence surrounding her disappearance.

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Gordon Parks

A Choice of Weapons

21 October - 17 December 2017 @ Side Gallery

As its contribution to Tyneside's Freedom City 2017 Side Gallery presents a focused exploration of key works by the great African American photographer Gordon Parks. The works selected for this exhibition highlight the struggle African Americans endured whilst fighting for equality in America, a struggle that concerned Parks throughout his long and astonishing photographic career. 

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Online bookshop promotions

24 November 2017 - 31 January 2018 @ Autograph ABP

From 24 November 2017 until 31 January 2018 Autograph ABP will be offering a special online promotion of books for Christmas and the new year.

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Zanele Muholi

Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

11 November – 17 December 2017 @ Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art’s Reid Gallery stages the Scottish premiere of an exhibition of work by acclaimed South African visual activist, Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness which was shown at Autograph ABP earlier this year.

Curated by Renée Mussai and presented by Autograph ABP, the body of work on show sees Zanele Muholi (b. 1972) confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive in her ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama.

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