‘Vanishing Point’, explores the visibility of Black subjects in Western European painting within a British national art collection. As demonstrated throughout Walker’s established bodies of work, she is interested in the representation of Black people in our public archives and collections. ‘Vanishing Point’ was an opportunity to explore this interest further, and to focus in particular on Art History and the way it has been shaped by institutions and the art establishment in this country from the late Georgian period to the present day.
‘Vanishing Pointing’, was the outcome of the The Evelyn Williams Drawing Award to Walker in association with the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 and loans from the National Gallery which were made possible thanks to an initiative created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund.
Evelyn Williams Trustee David Alston writes about the Exhibition here Download PDF
Photography by Chris Keenan