Passion – Celebrating Maud Sulter

Thursday 20 February, 7 - 9pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Past event

Passion is a celebratory event which will explore the work of Maud Sulter through the voices of spoken word artists Dorothea Smartt, Sirena Reynolds and Jay Bernard.

This free event if fully booked, and we won't be able to admit anyone who hasn't booked in advance.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for a ticket, please use the form below or email

The evening will also include an in-conversation with the performers, chaired by Marlene Smith. Music and projections which will showcase the richness and diversity of Maud's practice.

Maud Sulter (1960–2008) was an award-winning artist and writer, curator and gallerist of Ghanain and Scottish heritage who lived and worked in Britain.

Her significance lies in her pioneering innovation of photographic forms that investigated the visual representation of black women, not through the more familiar routes of documentary, but through critical inquiry into art's histories and sustained visual interrogation into the canon of western art. Her works were often preoccupied with lost and neglected figures, examining the ways that the past shapes and can remake the present.

She won critical praise for her bold, solemn and exquisitely produced works with their sensual splendour and inventive image construction, and her later self-portraits were applauded for their beauty, sensuality, confidence and ability to dramatise a situation.

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Centred is a community organisation run by diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people.

Booking information

This event is fully booked, and we won't be able to admit anyone who hasn't booked in advance.

You can join the waitlist for a ticket on this webpage, phone 0207 749 1240 or email

Directions to Rivington Place

Rivington Place

Tubes: Old Street/Liverpool Street/Shoreditch High St
Buses: 43/48/55/205241/271 stop nearby

0207 749 1240

Part of our ongoing research on Maud Sulter

Working with Deborah Cherry and Ajamu, our research is collating the genealogies of practice that structured Sulter's artwork, writing and curating, and examining the connections between her practice and activism in feminist and Black arts movements in Europe and North America.

There has been no detailed exhibition of Sulter's work since 2003. Our aim is for this research to culminate in a major exhibition at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow on her multilayered practice across image, sound and text.

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Upcoming Maud Sulter events

On Maud Sulter
Free illustrated lecture by Deborah Cherry
Thursday 6 March, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Rivington Place, London

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Additional Info

Rivington Place is fully accessible

This event will be BSL interpreted