Talk celebrates Black History Month

6 November 2018

Artist and PhD student Jade Montserrat delivered her talk on the Preston Campus

A leading PhD student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has given a talk to celebrate Black History Month 2018.

Jade Montserrat, who is studying for a PhD entitled ‘Race and Representation in Northern Britain in the context of the Black Atlantic: A Creative Practice Project,’ spoke at the In Conversation event, held recently on the Preston Campus.

Jade’s PhD, which is funded by the Stuart Hall Foundation, is supervised by 2017 Turner Prize winner Professor Lubaina Himid MBE and Professor Alan Rice, from the UCLan’s Institute of Black Atlantic Research.

The artist works at the intersections of art and activism, progressing through performance and live art, works on paper and interdisciplinary projects. She is also on the board of trustees at Crescent Arts, Scarborough, where she was a studio holder from 2011 to 2014.

Hammad Nasar, the Executive Director of the Stuart Hall Foundation, was the guest of honour while Liz Bromley, UCLan’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, opened the event and addressed a pledge for the University's strategies for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

The chairs and members of UCLan’s Equality and Diversity Staff Networks were also in attendance.