Rediscovering Black Portraiture: This Summer at the Museum & Art Gallery

There’s a fantastic exhibition by Peter Brathwaite at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and the Georgian House this summer – it’s a must see and ends on 3rd September (free entry).

During the first lockdown in 2020, with all his performances cancelled, baritone, artist, broadcaster and writer Peter Brathwaite began researching and reimagining more than 100 artworks. These artworks featured portraits of Black sitters, as part of the online #GettyMuseumChallenge to use household objects to restage famous paintings. He called the photographic series Rediscovering Black Portraiture.

Peter Braithwaite has exhibited in London prior to Bristol. Alongside this project he also intensified his research into his dual heritage Barbadian roots, uncovering a wealth of detail about his enslaved and enslaver ancestors and their history. New interventions and sound installations dotted around the museums reveal the Black presence hidden at the heart of our spaces and objects, and explores his ancestry.

Until 3rd September 2023


For more details & venue click HERE