Date: MARCH 2019

'Terpsichore' by Maud Sulter, 1989

Maud Sulter, was an artist, writer , poet and feminist who died in 2008 aged 47, Maud Sulter intended “to put black women back in the centre of the frame”; as the people of the African Diaspora are so little seen in the cultural history of Europe. Maud Sulters work, is important to  late 20th-century art and can be seen in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Of Scottish-Ghanaian descent, extremely intelligent, talented and committed as an artist, Sulter reinterpreted the white western establishment traditions, both in poetry and in photographic portraiture.

I visited Dumfries where her estate is stored and made a report on her photographic works for the Board of Trustees.