Expectations Exhibition 2018


Date: 7th August- 24th October 2018
Location: Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, London, Brixton SW2 1EF (Map)
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm
Admission: Free

Come and experience the first ever photography exhibition ‘takeover’ at the Black Cultural Archives using photographs taken by Neil Kenlock.

Known for his captivating work focusing on key moments in post Windrush Britain, Kenlock’s powerful Expectations exhibition is no exception.

For the first time visitors can enjoy the communal areas of the building, while exploring ideas of the black British leadership experience in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Expectations exhibition is curated by Kenlock’s daughter, Emelia Kenlock, who uses a selection of his black and white prints to explore the notion of leadership at during that period.

The photos tell the honest and unique story of the African and Caribbean leaders, who Kenlock was lucky enough to capture, many of whom are unsung heroes of British history.

Visitors will see rare prints of key figures such as the formidable anti-discrimination, women’s and squatter’s rights campaigner Olive Morris. There will also be a special print that captured a historic meeting between the community pioneer Courtney Law and of the Home Secretary at the time, Lord Jenkins.

Other prints in the exhibition include:
  • Darcus Howe (broadcaster and civil rights campaigner)
  • Lord David Pitt (Baron of Hampstead, Labour Party politician, GP and political activist)
  • Arthur Wint OD MBE (first Jamaican Olympic gold medalist and Jamaican High Commissioner)
  • Steve Barnard (first black BBC radio presenter with a reggae music show)

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For more information on the exhibition or the project please contact our team.

This project and exhibition is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.