Spike Island

Video: Lubaina Himid, Naming The Money

Artist Lubaina Himid discusses her installation Naming the Money (2004) included her exhibition 'Navigation Charts' at Spike Island, Bristol.


Born in Zanzibar in 1954 and brought up in Britain, Himid was a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement of the 1980s and 90s. Her work examines the experience of people of the diaspora and their contribution to history and culture. 

Trained as a theatre designer, Himid went on to curate several important exhibitions focused on the work of Black British artists, alongside her own work as an artist.