Royal Academy of Arts
Wed 28 Jun 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lubaina Himid on art and storytelling – Artists on Art image

Artist Lubaina Himid RA discusses how art can bring insight into hidden narratives in this special event.
This event can be enjoyed in person at the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, or via a digital livestream.
As part of a series of six special talks by artists and architects, Lubaina Himid will discuss the role of the artist and how they develop conversations with audiences.
Lubaina Himid CBE RA is a painter and curator who has dedicated her 40-year career to uncovering marginalised and silenced histories, figures, and cultural expressions. Working across painting, drawing, collage, print and installation, Himid encourages personal encounters with her artworks as well as reflecting on the connections to 18th and 19th-century British art, culture and society. She has exhibited widely across the UK and internationally, including a recent major monographic exhibition at Tate Modern, and was the winner of the Turner Prize in 2017.
This special lecture is part of our Artists on Art series, a set of six lectures by leading artists and architects, exploring art-making, art education and creativity today. 2023 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy’s first president, who lectured on the role of artists and art education at the RA Schools in his ground-breaking Discourses on Art.