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Move to Fade

18 March 2017

The work I am exhibiting at the Diaspora Pavilion is concerned with the invisibility of the remarkable world-changing achievements of women throughout history across the world. The work is entitled ‘Overlooked and Underreported’ and consists of two components – a textural golden plaque and a figurative image based piece. My mentee, Ray Fiasco and I …


Back in Penzance

9 March 2017

Delighted to be back in Penzance where I have spent two very productive days researching at The Hypatia Trust with the phenomenal Melissa Hardie-Budden and Miki Ashton -so inspirational! Today I will be at the Exchange for a lunchtime event where I will discuss my research at Hypatia in relation to my Venice project in …


Wall Street International on ‘Lost Histories and other voices’ at The Exchange, Penzance

9 February 2017

A major retrospective of work by Joy Gregory, one of the most significant artists to emerge from the Black British photography movement of the 1980s. Spanning 20 years, Lost Languages and other voices brings together 16 bodies of work exploring race, history and gender, encompassing a wide range of photographic media, from digital video installations …


The Exchange, Penzance – Major Retrospective Exhibition -Lost Histories and other voices’

The title of the exhibition refers to the works Gomera (2008) and Kalahari (2009) in which Gregory draws attention to the cultural importance of marginalised African indigenous languages. Journeys feature recurrently in Gregory’s work, which have been made in diverse locations including South Africa, the Orkneys, Sri Lanka, and the Caribbean. Cinderella Tours Europe (1997-2001) …


Autoportrait in “The Place is Here” at Nottingham Contemporary – 4 February – 30 April 2017

1 February 2017

Nottingham Contemporary is presenting a major new exhibition, The Place Is Here, in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. The exhibition traces some of the urgent and wide-ranging conversations taking place between black artists, writers and thinkers in Britain in the 1980s. Bringing together around 100 works by over 30 artists and collectives, the exhibition …


‘Lost Languages & Other Stories’ at the Dye House Gallery, Bradford School of Art

14 October 2016

  Joy Gregory’s solo show ‘Lost Languages & Other Stories’ has opened at the Dye House Gallery, Bradford School of Art, [Westholme Street, Bradford BD7 1AY] on Friday 14th October 2016. Lost Languages and Other Voices is a major retrospective of work of an artist who frist emerged in the mid-1980’s.  Spanning twenty years the …

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New Website

30 March 2016

It is time to bid a sad farewell to my much loved site designed by Katherine Green of Red Leader in 2004.  It is a gem that has served me well for much more than a decade. This says much about the talent and foresight of the company and designer. The wonderful and exciting new …



22 September 2015

I am delighted to have been appointed as 0.4 Teaching Fellow in Graduate Fine Art Media at the Slade for the Autumn term. I am looking forward to the return to teaching while having time to p complete some of the many projects I have had on the back burner for the past few years. …


Art & Collaboration

21 September 2015

Sunday 11th October 2015, 11am-6.30pm Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS Sonia Boyce | Joy Gregory | Jacob Jari Samson Kambalu | Peterson Kamwathi | Atta Kwami This one-day symposium brings together six leading artists in conversation about the role of collaboration in their practice. What happens when artists collaborate? What are the challenges and potentials of …



15 September 2015

An exhibition of contemporary art reflecting on 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act Curated by Day & Gluckman Works by over 20 women artists will reflect the changes in art practice within the context of sexual and gender equality since the introduction of the Sex Discrimination Act (1975) in the UK. Some artists confront …