Jethro Buck and I first became connected to the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery while taking part in a conference held online in the depths of lockdown. It felt like the world was at a standstill and days had gone by with little social interaction. Being part of the seminar ‘Imperial Subjects: (Post)colonial conversations between South Asia and Wales’ became the perfect opportunity to re-connect to the Art world in its broadest sense with participants – curators, historians and artists from across the globe. Far more people participated via the online platform Zoom than would ever have been possible in real life so although we were very sad never to make it to Swansea, we were very happy to have had the opportunity to talk about something we love to such an engaged audience who, at the very least, needed a distraction from the pandemic.
The seminar series Imperial Subjects is led by British Art Network bursary awardee Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and South Asian art historian Dr Zehra Jumabhoy. This series has been adapted for delivery online.
This series was funded by and forms part of the programme of the British Art Network. The British Art Network is led and supported by Tate and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, with additional public funding provided by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.