In spring 2018, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded the Kenlock archive a grant to do the Expectations Project, which aimed to increase public access to Neil’s photographs of black British community leaders in the 1960s and 1970s. The project was managed by creative director and curator Emelia Kenlock, who produced a touring exhibition and other activities noted below.
Recruitment of 22 students or unemployed 18-24 year-old volunteers from the African and Caribbean community
Archive visits, researching and training sessions for volunteers
Documenting histories in video and audio
13 public events (focus groups, talks and a launch event)
Website with a 360 interactive archive tour
Free downloadable content for Secondary and Primary schools
An Indoor exhibition/outdoor exhibitions
A book, an educational pack, information leaflets and materials
Monthly media coverage and a social media campaign
Some of our project partners and collaborators include:
The Tate | National Portrait Gallery | Black Cultural Archives | Black History Walks | Islington Council
Visit the Expectations Project website here for more information.