‘No Colour Bar’ for Aneela Rose PR
Aneela Rose PR has won a six-way pitch for ‘No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990’ – a Heritage Lottery Funded collaborative project between the Friends of the Huntley Archives at the London Metropolitan Archives (FHALMA), Guildhall Art Gallery and the London Metropolitan Archives.
The project takes its impetus from the life works of Eric and Jessica Huntley and the Bogle L’Ouverture Press, a publishing house as well as a Black bookshop and cultural hub that they founded, and culminates in a six-month long exhibition and events programme with a stunning multi-sensory, multi-visual experience featuring a recreation of the Bogle-L’Ouverture bookshop, works of art, sculpture, photographs, paintings, letters and other artefacts spanning the 1960s to 1990s from around 25 prominent black artists during this period. This is the first time an exhibition of this nature will have been put on in a major art gallery in the UK.
ARPR will be targeting UK audiences via print, online and broadcast coverage in the black press, arts & culture, publishing, heritage, group travel, national and regional media as well as managing all the social media activity.
Commenting on the appointment, a City of London Corporation spokesperson said: “Aneela Rose PR presented us with a clear, detailed and well thought out strategy for this new project. They have a great deal of experience working in our sector and an obvious passion for their work which comes across in all our dealings with them. We’re looking forward to working with them on this significant project”.
Aneela Rose, MD of Aneela Rose PR, said: “We’ve gained a good understanding of the City of London Corporation and London Metropolitan Archives, having worked on other high profile projects since 2010 including Tower Bridge exhibitions and events, Victoriana and the launch of The Heritage Gallery in 2014. We will hit the ground running with No Colour Bar, particularly with our experience and interest working with black and minority ethnic audiences.”