Timespan is seeking a motivated intern to support our guest curator, to research the Guyanese activists and publishers Eric and Jessica Huntley’s archives, in relation to their pioneering Walter Rodney Bookshop and Bogle L’Ouverture Publications. The research will lead to a reconfiguration of the No Colour Bar exhibition at Timespan in March 2019 in collaboration with Friends of the Huntley Archives. Organised by the Friends of the Huntley Archives, No Colour Bar was one of the most important projects in exhibition history and presented a fully integrated socio-political and artistic picture of the anti-racist anti-imperialist activism of the period. Timespan’s reconfigured project will focus on modes of cultural solidarity and alternative global communication systems. This opportunity will involve research at the Huntley Archives, housed in London Metropolitan Archives, interviews with the Friends of Huntley Archives and associated activists and artists, producing a lasting legacy for the project with West London communities, and exhibition and events support at Timespan, Helmsdale.
Remuneration: £8.00 p/h and return travel between London - Helmsdale
Hours: 4 days per week (32 hours flexible)
Contract: Fixed term - 12 weeks, late January - late March 2019
Location: Huntley Archives, London Metropolitan Archives; Timespan, Helmsdale
Main Responsibilities of the Post
● Archive research relating to Bogle L’Ouverture Publications, the Walter Rodney Bookshop and Eric and Jessica Huntley’s cultural programme and activism.
● Conducting interviews and recording oral histories with the Friends of the Huntley Archives and associated artists.
● Cataloguing and image research for inclusion in the reconfigured No Colour Bar project at Timespan
● Support the Director and Curator with preparatory exhibition and events work.