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Hear artist Liz Johnson Artur reflect on her approach and portrayal of south London’s black communities, and talk about Top Shelf, a photographic piece she created for the Gallery in 2018.

Top Shelf was the first acquisition under the new Collections Development Policy and set a course for the Gallery’s exciting future. It also represented a historic moment for the Gallery as Johnson Artur is the first woman artist of dual heritage represented in the collection and the Gallery the first public collection in the UK to acquire her work.

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Our Stories: Reflecting on Black British History by Liz Johnson Artur
Liz Johnson Artur, born in 1964, Bulgaria, lives and works in London.
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Collections History
Access collections history to learn about collections bequeathed to the City of London's Guildhall Art Gallery.
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