At Home – Reading: Aubrey Williams

IMG_0973We recently acquired two paintings – Rockface and Maridowa Series IV – by Aubrey Williams (1926 -1990) through the New Collecting Award with Art Fund. This is part of a collecting project with Mother Tongue which will see new works by Afro Caribbean artists with a relationship to Scotland coming into the collection.

His interest in the environment, climate change and the human impact on the world has been interesting reading at this time in lockdown At Home. Here are a few suggestions of publications and a link to an article by Kobena Mercer on Williams’ work as we as a couple of other links which talk about his work in the context of his peers.

Online material

Caribbean Connections in ScotlandTiffany Boyle for Mother Tongue, writes on the work of Donald Locke, Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling – MAP Magazine

Kobena Mercer, “Aubrey Williams: Abstraction in Diaspora”, British Art Studies, Issue 8

The Other Story and the Past Imperfect, Jean Fisher, Tate Papers ISSN 1753-9854

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Anne Walmsley ed., Guyana Dreaming: The Art of Aubrey Williams, Sydney: Dangeroo Press, 1990

Reyohn King ed., Aubrey Williams, October Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, 2010

Maridowa Williams ed,. with Guy Brett, Andrew Dempsey and Gilane Tawadros, Aubrey Williams,
Published by Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA) in association with the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1998)

Eddie Chambers, Black Artists in British Art: A History Since the 1950s, London: I.B. Tauris, 2014

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