After Dark
Image Projections

27 - 29 October 2016, 6pm - midnight

Nichol’s Court

Hoxton, London, UK


As darkness falls in Hoxton, encounter rare portraits of people of African and Caribbean descent in Victorian Britain as they emerge in a new public site installation. These will be projected onto the façade of a Peabody building opposite Hoxton Station from dusk until midnight.

Autograph ABP unearthed and brought together these archival images from different national and private collections during our three-year research project The Missing Chapter. We’re now bringing them out of the archive, and into London’s streets – introducing them to new environments and audiences outside galleries or museum spaces.

This is the first of three projections this month and next 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.

Supported by Peabody. Special Thanks to Beagle 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 Peabody

“We're one of the oldest and largest housing associations in London. We own and manage more than 29,000 homes across the capital, housing over 80,000 residents. We also run an extensive number of community programmes which are open to all Londoners.”

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Additional Info

Where to see the image projection
Nichol’s Court
10 Cremer Street, London E2 8HR
Facing Hoxton Rail Station

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The projection can be seen between 5pm - midnight, for three nights