Dick Gregory – Nigger

In 1993 when I started my degree in Newport, I visited the university library to find some interesting books. This one caught my eye straight away. Seeing the title, I couldn’t believe it even existed, let alone be in my university library. Shock and awe is an understatement. I took out the book and must

Walking, Talking, Snapping and Thinking with Sarah Connolly from Avon Stories.

On 27th July I went for a 4 hour walk and talk with my good friend (and former student) Sarah Connolly, who runs the Avon Stories project, which sees her interview various artists, historians and other interested people about their connections with the river.  This wasn’t an official Avon Stories walk, and I wasn’t being

Of crossed arms and the mortar board

By Dr Shawn Sobers, 20.7.2017 Associate Professor – Lens Based Media, University of the West of England, Bristol Twitter @shawnsobers   Graduation season this year for me coincided with funeral season for my family. Last Friday, in the morning I was giving out certificates celebrating the achievements of children I did not know for a

Art Education DNA

Went to the Arnolfini with my youngest and brought back a poster by the artist for the eldest. When the eldest saw it she said thanks but she’s already got it, and had it signed by the artist. Ok then. 😂👍🏾 #JobDone #YoungArnolfini #Proud