Artist of the Month

JULY 2019: Michelle Williams Gamaker

This month, Walker Art Gallery's Bethan Lewis reflects on the 'fictional activism' of London-based moving image and performance artist, Michelle Williams Gamaker, whose Arts Council Collection work, House of Women, is currently showing as part of National Partners exhibition, As Seen on Screen.

Michelle Williams Gamaker is a London-based moving image and performance artist. Her work explores the legacy of 20th-century British and Hollywood studio films by restaging them and recasting their characters. The resulting alternative narratives redress the marginalisation of people of colour in the original films by restoring them as central figures who challenge their fates...> Read full profile

Video: Michelle Williams Gamaker, House of Women, 2017 (Extract)

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