where your baggage meets mine
- lubaina himid
talking on corners is a diy, experimental visual art curating and producing practice underpinned by critical thinking and research. We work with visual artists and organisations commissioning artists, and hosting exhibitions, residencies, talks, study days, writing, as well as offering research, grant writing and consulting. We are committed to positive experiences and long term institutional change.
talking on corners is funded on a project by project basis.
I am a creative producer and printmaker whose work incorporates arts research and designing/developing projects which elevate Black and Brown voices in the art field. I use my printmaking practice as a catalyst for conversations about the nuances of the Black experience, visibility and Black joy. I’m interested in exploring how creativity can be used to communicate and improve social issues. my work is informed by over 17 years working in the voluntary sector with people that are underrepresented and my interests within Black contemporary art.
I have extensive experience of arts administration and successfully working with groups and individuals as a supervisor and facilitator. My strong belief in equality and issues of social justice is reflected in who I am and my background of working with social change
ella s. mills
I am an art historian, researcher, curator/producer and associate lecturer at the university of plymouth in fine art and art history. I am interested in unfolding art's histories, working towards creating safe spaces for artists and audiences, and methodologies of listening.
I founded talking on corners formally in 2020 with a desire to put my years of critical thinking and research into practice. In 2017-18 I was post-doctoral research fellow for the black artists & modernism project (bam 2015-2018), a three-year research project led by prof. sonia boyce. in 2019 I was awarded a paul mellon centre post-doctoral research grant for my monograph with bloomsbury on black british artist-women (2023).