On 8 June 2016, the BAM team visited Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Herbert Gallery and Museum in Coventry, to reunite the artist Gavin Jantjes with his Korabra series, seven paintings created in 1986 during a residency at the West Indian Association in Coventry. The paintings had not been seen by the artist for nearly thirty years. The following day, BAM hosted a Scholars’ Day focused on close readings of the Korabra series.
Above: The BAM team at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG), with Gavin Jantjes, documentary crew and BMAG staff. Below: Sonia Boyce and Gavin Jantjes head to the BMAG stores, where three of the Korabra paintings are held
Below: The BAM team at the Herbert Gallery with Gavin Jantjes, and four of the Korabra paintings on temporary display
Photos: Giles Bunch