After Dark
Image projections

9 - 13 November 2016, dusk - dawn

Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Tottenham, London, UK


In the heart of Tottenham, see a rare archive of portraits of people of African, Caribbean and South Asian descent in Victorian Britain as they emerge in a new public site installation.


The images, drawn from Autograph ABP’s Exhibition In A Box, will be projected onto the back-facing façade of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, visible from dusk until dawn for five nights.

Autograph ABP unearthed these archival images during our three-year research project The Missing Chapter. We’re now taking them out of the archive, and into London’s streets.

Presented in collaboration with Bernie Grant Arts Centre, this is the last of three projections this month in Hoxton, Islington, and Tottenham.

About the Image Projections

Since 2014, Autograph ABP has projected images from The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles programme onto public buildings and/or in collaboration with peer institutions including at the Royal Festival Hall (as part of Africa Utopia), Rich Mix, The Africa Centre or Stamford Works at Gillett Square in Dalston, Hackney.

The three projections will feature images from the Hulton Archive (a division of Getty Images), National Portrait Gallery, Royal Collection Trust as well as the private collections of Val Wilmer, Michael Graham-Stuart, Amoret Tanner/FotoLibra, Paul Frecker/The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography, and the photographic archive of Autograph ABP, London.

Supported by

Part of The Missing Chapter programme, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. Developed in association with and the generous support of the Hulton Archive, a division of Getty Images.

Presented in collaboration with the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London.

About The Missing Chapter

The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles research project aims to bring together a distinct body of photographs that showcases diverse ‘black presences’ in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.  Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund over three years (2013-16) images are identified through new curatorial research, and by working collaboratively with national archives and collections, both public and private.

An important aspect of The Missing Chapter project’s mission - which also includes exhibitions and events, formal and informal learning activities, and the creation of new educational resources - is to introduce its findings to new environments and audiences outside galleries or museum spaces.

About Bernie Grant Arts Centre

“Bernie Grant Centre Partnership (BGCP) is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust. It is the owner and operator of Bernie Grant Arts Centre (BGAC) which is housed in the building complex that opened in 2007.

The BGAC aims to be a nationally and internationally recognised centre for the development of diverse cultural and creative practitioners, which has a demonstrably positive impact on the quality of life of local communities. The vision of the centre is to make a substantial contribution to the social and economic regeneration of Tottenham.”

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Additional Info

Where to see the image projection
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Town Hall Approach Road
Tottenham Green
London N15 4RX

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Wed 9 November: dusk - dawn
Thur 10 November: dusk - dawn
Fri 11 November: dusk - dawn
Sat 12 November: dusk - dawn
Sun 13 November: dusk - dawn