Marlene Smith in Conversation with Mawuli Afatsiawo

Marlene Smith was a member of a group of young black artists that included Eddie Chambers, Keith Piper and Claudette Johnson, known as the Pan-Afrikan Connection and later, Blk Art. Smith was instrumental in organising exhibitions such as Black Art an’ done: An Exhibition of Work by Young Black Artists (1981) and An Exhibition of Radical Black Art (1984), which arguably blazed a trail for future Black and Asian art. She is now based at The Public, formerly known as Jubilee Arts, where she has been carrying out pioneering community arts work in West Bromich, their new HQ, the Public Building, will be the largest community arts development in Europe.£3.00 (Concessions £2.00) Please book at Box Office 0161 200 1500Gallery 1