Lubaina Himid

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The Turner Prize 2017 winner presents an exhibition which will echo an outdoor commission taking traditional Kanga patterns together with slogans to create a shared environment where visitors are invited to rearrange the placement of the flags inside the gallery.

Explore the work of Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid.

The Preston-based artist transports the bright, graphic patterns of East African fabrics into BALTIC to transform its spaces.

Himid’s art focuses on themes of cultural history and reclaiming identities. She uses the colourful kanga cloth – traditionally worn in East Africa – as a recurring motif throughout her work.

Himid’s vibrant art spills from the indoor gallery space on to the public concourse and comes to life in a programme of free Sunday events aimed at bringing together creative communities.

Image credit: Lubaina Himid, Always Have A Plan, 2016. Acrylic and pencil on paper, 72 x 102 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Photograph by Andy Keate

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Venue: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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  • Accessible toilets on all floors except level 5
  • Adult changing facilities (available on request)
  • Large print information
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Subtitles on a selection of BALTIC films
  • Magnilink print enlarger BALTIC library (available on request)
  • Hearing loops are located at the Information Desk, BALTIC Shop, Quay Desk and BALTIC Kitchen

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