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Saturday 10 June – Lunchtime book launch ‘Rediscovering Black Portraiture’

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Peter Brathwaite baritone
Allyson Devenish piano

£13 (unwaged/disabled)
FREE (U30/students)
Part of the Lunchtime & Lecture Recitals Pass. Find out more about our new Festival Passes here.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, baritone Peter Brathwaite has thoughtfully researched and reimagined more than one hundred artworks featuring portraits of black sitters – all posted to social media. The results of this project are now the subject of a book published by Getty. Rediscovering Black Portraiture (released Spring 2023) collects more than fifty of Brathwaite’s most intriguing re-creations.

Join Peter for this ‘In Conversation’ event about his book, illustrated by projections of his re-creations of representations of black subjects in Western art and accompanied by a selection of art song.

At the end of this lecture recital there will be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Peter Brathwaite’s book Rediscovering Black Portraiture.

“These mirror images with their uncanny resemblances traverse space and time, spotlighting the black lives that have been silenced by the canon of western art, while also inviting us to interrogate the present.” – The Times


Book online via the Leeds Lieder website – click the “book tickets” button on this page.
Book over telephone via the Leeds Conservatoire box office: 0113 222 3434.