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British South Asian Visual Art Post Cool Britannia: Un-Swamping the River – Painters Turning the Tide on Racism

6 July 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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In 1978, the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher stated that “people are really afraid that this country might be swamped by people with a different culture”. For the last 40 years this infamous speech has been confronted by artists, who have visually challenged its content.

This event explored how 3 contemporary artists, Bhajan Hunjan, Hardeep Pandhal and Raksha Patel, have been impacted by, and responded to, the fluctuating socio-political position of race in Britain. The British Art Network: British South Asian Visual Art Post Cool Britannia, is convened by Camberwell College of Arts in partnership with Tate and Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

The recording from the event is available to watch below.


6 July 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm




Camberwell College of Arts
British South Asian Art Post Cool Britannia Research Group