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Exhibition: Maud Sulter - The Centre of the Frame

22 January 2022 - 24 April 2022

Saturday 22 January 2022 - Sunday 24 April 2022
Open Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 10am - 4pm

Touchstones Rochdale
Gallery One
The Esplanade
Rochdale Town Centre
OL16 1AQ


The Scottish-Ghanaian artist Maud Sulter (1960 – 2008) created her iconic series Zabat in 1989. The works were commissioned by Rochdale Art Gallery to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography and were presented in a solo show titled Photoworks: Zabat: Poetics of a Family Tree.

The photographs depict contemporary Black women artists, writers, performers and activists, dressed as the nine Greek Muses. The photographs subvert the usual representations of women in Western art and highlight the connections between European and African histories and cultures.

This display includes seven of the nine photographs in the Zabat series, on loan to us from public and private collections from around the UK.

The exhibition is touring from the New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

Easter opening times: 
Good Friday 12noon - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Easter Sunday 12noon - 4pm

Entry fee: Free

Contact: Touchstones Main Reception
01706 924492

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