Exhibitions on now

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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Gordon Parks
A Choice of Weapons

21 October - 17 December 2017

Side Gallery / Newcastle upon Tyne / UK

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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Zanele Muholi
Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

11 November – 17 December 2017

Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art / Glasgow / UK

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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Shahidul Alam

1 December 2017 - 11 January 2018

Bamburgh House / Newcastle upon Tyne / UK

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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Faisal Abdu’Allah

15 December 2017 – 14 April 2018

Autograph ABP / London / UK

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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