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.
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.
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…
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…
Thursday 4th June 2020
Art Night presents 'Trailers' online on 20 June 2020 from 7pm BST. www.artnight.london // @ARTNIGHTLDN // #ANTrailers #ArtNightLDN Art Night is an annual all-night contemporary art festival which invites a leading cultural institution or curator each year to explore the history, culture and architecture of a different part of London - inspiring a series of new commissions, one off events and premieres by international and local artists from all stages of their careers. The festival will be celebrating its fifth birthday in June 2020 and was founded by Philippine Nguyen and Ksenia Zemtsova. The current edition (postponed to 2021) is curated by Artistic Director Helen Nisbet. To mark Art Night's original 2020 date and to celebrate the Festival's fifth anniversary, Art Night…
Thursday 14th November 2019
In 2018 the arebyte Gallery asked Pauline de Souza if she would broker Concertina going to the University of East London. After many discussions between the arebyte Gallery and University of East London, Diversity Art Forum along with Balon-Stuart Eveans and John Eveans, Concertina has been reconstructed in to a different format at the University of East London to comply with health and safety issues plus all the other issues universities have to deal with when taking in a piece of functional artwork. Concertina has been reconstructed in the architectural atrium and is used by staff, students and external organisation plus individuals. Richard Wentworth was in conversation with Guy Hetherington and Pauline de Souza about Concertina on 14th Nov 2019.…
Wednesday 6th March 2019
Published by New Zealand-based Little Island Press in October 2018, Samoan Queer Lives is a collection of 14 personal stories from one of the world's unique indigenous queer cultures. The first of its kind, the book features pieces by fa'afafine, transgender and queer Samoans based in Sāmoa, Amerika Sāmoa, Australia, Aotearoa NZ, Hawai`i and USA. It is co-edited by New York-based artist and poet Dan Taulapapa McMullin and Samoan-New Zealand interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara. Read Pauline de Souza's Samoan Queer Lives book review here Samoan Queer Lives.
Master of Her Own Destiny-Pauline de Souza Chair's the Invited Industry Panel Discussion for International Women's Day.
Monday 25th February 2019
Pauline de Souza, Director of Diversity Art Forum has been invited to Chair the panel discussion Master of Her Own Destiny. On International Women's Day, Contemporary Collective brings together artists, industry insiders and invited guests to Bankside Hotel join us for a round table discussion with artists and industry insiders exploring their practice, roles and experiences in and of the art world. The event is organised by Elinor Olisa and Isobel Beauchamp founding members of the Association of Women Art Dealers and Directors Of DegreeArt.com. We will be joined on the evening by contemporary fine artists Dr Helen Gørrill, Kate Marshall, Victoria Heald and Sophie Derrick.
Friday 31st August 2018
We are pleased to announce Pauline de souza will be particpating in I AM A WOMAN AND THIS IS MY LEGACY on 6th of October 2018 ,1PM taking place at the Laura l. Gallery: Talk Show - expert panel made up of women of high profile that includes Tamara Horbacka Cultural Policy and Commissioning Manager from Barking and Dagenham Council, Sarah Jackson, the Director of East End Women Museum, Pauline de Souza ,Director of Diversity Art Forum London, Hannah Kupoluyi the director of All Women Network, and the gallery owner Laura I. Gallery, will discuss related ideas and topics, including the importance of equal access to opportunities and recognising women for their talent and input in society.
Saturday 26th May 2018
Susan Stockwell spoke to a number of professional women to help her develop and contextualise her practice. She spoke to our director, Pauline de Souza, Rosie `Cooper, Head of Exhibitions at De La Warr Pavillon and Caroline Worthington, Director of the Royal Society of Sculptutors. Click on the link for more information, the blog starts in May 2017 Susan Stockwell.
Saturday 26th May 2018
We are pleased to announce that our director continues her work in the Westminster Forums. Recently in a discussion in May 2018 she discussed the problem of discrimination of women by women at an internal panel. This has lead her to having discussions with Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and Sue Coe, Head of Employment, Equality and Human Rights Commission. The discussions are focusing on informing women that they can be accused of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. It is important for women to understand they can be prosecuted for discrimination under this act. It is equally important for women not to tolerate discrimination by any gender and should be encouraged to…
Saturday 26th May 2018
The Spaceships of Bordeaux Inauguration of part 2, The Spaceship, June 2018, Pier Armand Lalande [Bassins à flot], Bordeaux, France. The Spaceships of Bordeaux, the monumental triptych proposed by Suzanne Treister as part of the artistic command Garonne, is the result of a voyage, understood in terms of exploration, of the geophysical and historical melting pot of the city of Bordeaux. We will meet the resurgence of shipwrecks poured into the port of Bordeaux in August 1944, to curb the progress of the Allies; the Pharaonic flood control system of the metropolis, RAMSES; the Bordeaux philosopher and Christian anarchist Jacques Ellul, thinker of technique and alienation; the hollow earth myth of the key science fiction writer, Edward Bulwer-Lytton; the figures of…
Saturday 25th November 2017
We are pleased to announce due to Pauline de Souza's involvement with the Westminster Media Forum (please see previous posting) she has now being asked to contribute to the Westminster Employment Forum while still continuing her involvement in the Westminster Media Forum.