The blog allows us to have a voice about some of the projects we support and to discuss connections between some of the projects we support. They are our own thoughts.

British Art Show 9 Exhibition Review in Third Text.

Thursday 26th January 2023

Here is the exhibition review of the British Art Show 9 in Third Text. Pauline de Souza discusses the four venues and new models of touring in the United Kingdom. Click on view more then on the British Art Show 9 to read the review. Image-Marianna Simnett, The Needle and the Larynx, 2016, 15'17", digital HD video with surround sound, installation view, courtesy of the artist and the Arts Council Collection.

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Woman.Up! Podcast-Series 4.Episode 8. Pauline de Souza.

Friday 13th January 2023

Diversity Art Forum were placed that our director Pauline de Souza was interviewed by Woman Up! WomanUp! podcast speaks too and about artists, academics, writers and activists, midwives, carers and more all (m)others and all woman. Here is the link to the interview. Click on more to open Pauline de Souza.

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Third Text-In the Black Fantastic Exhibition Review.

Monday 12th September 2022

Here is the exhibition review in the Black Fantastic in Third Text by Pauline de Souza Third Text-In the Black Fanstastic. Copyright image Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2014, mixed media including fabric, buttons, antique sifter and wire, 211 x 60.5 x 67.5 cm, courtesy of the artist. Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, and the Mandrake Hotel Collection.

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Third Text A Century of the Artist's Studio: 1920-2020.

Monday 9th May 2022

Here is Pauline de Souza review of the Whitechapel Gallery's A Century of the Artist's Studio: 1920-2020 published in Third Text.

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Artist Commission Opportunity for Southampton 'a space' arts.

Thursday 3rd February 2022 'a space' arts is looking to commission a global majority artist or illustrator to visually interpret our Anti-Racism Action plan, which consists of a statement and list of commitments. As an organisation, we have been broadening our knowledge and understanding about racism and structural inequalities so that we can make a genuine and positive change in our programming and amongst the visual arts community in Southampton. This commission is vital in enabling us to share this work in a creative and engaging way. The final outcome should be visual, accessible and informed by the artist's perspective as a person of the global majority. Download and read the full brief here The Commission The commission could be a series of drawings, illustrations or collages,…

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Saturday 29th January 2022

We are please to announce Pauline de Souza's involvement with the panel event In Between Spaces: A Panel Discussion on the Representation of Eastern Europeans in the UK Cultural Sector. The event will put a spotlight on the findings from the 2021 In-Between Spaces report and will encourage contributions from experts across arts and culture. It is organised by Centrala Space (Birmingham) and Pushkin House and is part of our ongoing Translocalities programme of exchange between cultural institutions in the UK and Russia. Click on the link for more information In Between Spaces

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Mother Art Prize Online Tour 2020-2021.

Thursday 20th May 2021

Mother Art Prize Online Tour. Procreate-Mother Art Prize 2020. The judges were Niamh Coghlan, Director of Richard Saltoun Gallery, Pauline de Souza, Director of Diversity Art Forum, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of The Showroom and Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University, Eva Langre, Artistic Director Frieze London, Claire Mander, Chair of steering Committee of uk friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Director of CoLAB and Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern. We very happy to finally announce the launch of The Mother Art Prize 2020 Online Tour and Catalogue to complement the group exhibition at Cromwell Place, London, 5-30 October 2020. We are going to officially launch the video today and you can see it here:…

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Tate BAN and Leap into Action Critical Performative Pedagogies in Art and Design.

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Pauline de Souza joins Tate BAN Steering Group. BRITISH ART NETWORK SHARING EXPERTISE, RESEARCH AND IDEAS ON BRITISH ART WHAT IS THE BRITISH ART NETWORK? The British Art Network (BAN) promotes curatorial research, practice and theory in the field of British art. Our members include curators, academics, artist-researchers, conservators, producers and programmers at all stages of their professional lives. All are actively engaged in caring for, developing and presenting British art, whether in museums, galleries, heritage settings or art spaces, in published form or in educational settings, across the UK and beyond. BAN provides a place for sharing expertise, helps forge connections, and creates time and space for critical exchange and debate. Our activities are defined by our membership and reflect a broad range of…

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Apexart Gallery New York..and the winners are....

Friday 8th January 2021

Dear Pauline, Thank you for participating as a juror in the NYC Open Call. We received 450 eligible proposals from 90 countries, which were voted on by an international panel of over 400 jurors from many disciplines. In addition to many individuals, 23 university classes and 3 specialized high school classes participated as class activity. Jurors were asked to read at least 50 anonymous submissions. Over 16,000 votes were cast to determine the winning four proposals that will become apexart Exhibitions in the 2021-2022 season in NYC. Jurors. The winning proposals are: Recontarnos Rewriting Us curated by La Revuelta. A Thousand Secrets curated by Mae. A. Miller. Trans Dance Revolution curated by After Party Collective. Oh, I Love Brazilian Women curated by Luiza Testa.

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Tate British Art Network Emerging Curators Group/ Arts Council Visual Arts and Philanthropy.

Monday 23rd November 2020

We are pleased to announce that our director Pauline de Souza is one of the Tate Liaison Representative for the Tate British Art Network Emerging Curators Group. She is also involved in making change to funding, vis the Arts Council Visual Arts and Philanthropy, by working with The Beacon Collective and the Black Funding Network.

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Shades of Noir Informal Interview With Pauline de Souza-Director Of Diversity Art Forum.

Wednesday 12th August 2020

Here is the link for the Shades of Noir Interview with Pauline de Souza by Rayvenn Shaleigha D'Clark Shades of Noir-Pauline de Souza. In 2009 Shades of Noir (SoN) was created by Aisha Richards. SoN is an independent program that supports: Curriculum design Pedagogies of social justice through representation Cultural currency Accessible knowledge Additionally, it has created physical safe spaces that offer opportunities to have critical and interdisciplinary discussions that confront some of the items that we see and do that can sometimes be challenging. This is a program that creates opportunities for marginalised groups and their need for safe spaces to articulate self-determination and liberate the struggles from oppressive structures both in education and society. In the first instance Richards designed, developed and supported…

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Black Lives Matter.

Monday 8th June 2020
Pauline de Souza.

Black Lives Matter-I took my time to write because it was important to get the right message across. Even now I hesitate to ensure the right message does come across. I ask people to read and listen carefully what is written in this post. You might be surprised I am asking you to listen but reading is about hearing a voice and not just seeing the words in front of you or what message might be behind the words. Respect is a human right for everyone and I do my best to respect everyone despite the colour of their skin. I have never seen a Black person, the colour black is every different from the dark tones of brown and…

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