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Interview, Talk

Shade Podcast with Lou Mensah

30 March 2024

I joined Lou Mensah on Shade Podcast this February to discuss the themes of process and practice throughout my career and both my current commission with Art on the Underground and upcoming show at the Whitechapel Gallery. ‘In June, Art on the Underground will unveil a new series of Joy’s artworks at Heathrow Terminal 4 …

Interview, Publication

AnOther Magazine interview and article by Elodie Saint-Louis

6 February 2024

Uncovering Britain’s Groundbreaking Black-British Women Photographers Joy Gregory discusses her critical anthology Shining Lights, in which a constellation of rarely-seen stars finally take their rightful place Read full article here


Shining lights in Creative Review by Megan Williams 

5 February 2024

The legacy of Black women photographers in 80s and 90s Britain A new book edited by Joy Gregory revisits pre-millennium Britain through the lens of 57 photographers, contextualised by illuminating essays and reflections Shining Lights: Black Women Photographers in 1980s-90s Britain brings together work by an “important and long-overlooked generation of artists”, says editor Joy …


Book Launch Shining Lights: Black Women Photographers in 1980s-90s Britain

16 January 2024

Join us to celebrate the launch of Shining Lights: Black Women Photographers in 1980s-90s Britain, the first book dedicated to the Black female photographers and artists who shaped the cultural landscape of the UK at the time. We are delighted to have partnered with the independent arts publisher MACK, and artist Joy Gregory as editor …


The Guardian feature and interview by Lanre Bakare

8 January 2024

I was interviewed by Lanre Bakare and photographed by Sara Lee for last Monday’s Guardian touching on the Freelands award, the publication of Shining Lights and my current TFL commission.  ‘‘I was told my work wasn’t Black enough’: Joy Gregory on becoming hot property at last. She once struggled for recognition. But now – with …


Art on the Underground Commission – A Little Slice of Paradise

26 December 2023

Art on the Underground presents a new artwork for the 39th pocket Tube map cover by leading British artist Joy Gregory. Titled A Little Slice of Paradise and inspired by Transport for London’s 100-year history of staff cultivated station gardens, Joy Gregory has created a rich photographic collage for the cover of the December pocket Tube map. Renowned …


Freelands Award 2023

2 December 2023

I am beyond delighted to be the recipient of the Freelands award for a major new commision for The Whitechapel Gallery, which will bring together strands from the last 20 years of my practice. This includes extending ongoing research into communities in the Kalahari and the descendents of indigenous and enslaved people in the Caribbean …


Magazine feature in Exit #90 – ALBUM 1- Personal Stories. EXIT MEDIA

10 October 2023

Publication focuses on works by several artists taking memory and archive as their central theme. The work of mine contextualized by Marta Sesé is Old Clothes (2007-present) and Diary (2001-2006). “The photo album contains dimensions that reflect aspects closely linked to the person who makes it: the quality of the paper, the number of watermarks, …


Women in Revolt TATE BRITAIN 8 November 2023 – 7 April 2024

4 October 2023

This exhibition will be the first of its kind – a major survey of work by over 100 women artists working in the UK from 1970 to 1990. Through their creative practices, women’s liberation was forged against the backdrop of extreme social, economic and political change. I am delighted to be showing in this incredible …

Interview, Shows

The Face Article on The Missing Thread: Black British style in all its glory

23 September 2023

I am quoted in this article discussing the exhibition I am part of at Somerset House exploring Black British fashion and its roots and impact on the wider culture. ‘The Missing Thread: UNTOLD STORIES OF BLACK BRITISH FASHION at Somerset House Gallery 21 Sep 2023 – 07 Jan 2024 Artist and photographer Joy Gregory, whose work in …