Retracing Ribeiro has been awarded £98,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), a project that will explore the artistic and cultural heritage of the prolific painter, Lancelot Ribeiro through an exploration of his art and poignant archive.
Developed in association with six high profile partners, this year-long project forms part of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture. Retracing Ribeiro will be launched with an exhibition at the Burgh House Museum and presented at public events where newly-acquired artworks will be unveiled, including The British Museum, 'Remembering Lancelot Ribeiro and other Indian artists in 1960s Britain', during Asian Art in London week, and a V&A evening, 'Ribeiro: A Celebration of Life, Love and Passion'.
In partnership with Central Saint Martins and the V&A, the project will run a series of creative learning sessions and reminiscence and oral history workshops, designed to engage audiences with Ribeiro's life and work. A Retracing Ribeiro film and website will capture memories of the artist's life and times, interspersed with rare archival material and first-hand interviews to engage audiences with the project.