Special Events

Retracing Ribeiro is a National Lottery Funded project exploring the legacy of the prolific Indian-born painter, Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010). Developed with the British Museum, Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, Central Saint Martins and the V&A, this year-long project has been part of Asian Art in London and the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture.

Retracing Ribeiro has comprised a programme of events, films and an extensive education and communities outreach programme.

6 November 2016

British Museum

As part of ‘Asian Art in London’ week, curator Richard Blurton presented the Museum’s newly-acquired Ribeiro drawings. In a lecture entitled ‘Remembering Lancelot Ribeiro and other Indian Artists in 1960s Britain’, gallerist Nicholas Treadwell, renowned for his fleet of mobile art galleries, reflected on Ribeiro’s and his fellow artists’ contributions to the artistic landscape of post-war Britain.

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16 March 2017


As part of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, the V&A hosted ‘Ribeiro - A Celebration of Life, Love and Passion’ exploring the persona of the artist and his love of music, poetry and the visual arts.

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