Reframe: The Residency Exhibition

19 Jul – 27 Aug 
Reframe Studios, Queen Elizabeth Hall
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 A close-up black and white shot of a woman's face with a nose ring
Guava, Charles Mensah, 2023. Reframe The Residency Exhibition

Experience the powerful responses of 77 emerging Black artists to climate change in an immersive exhibition, created as part of our career acceleration programme.

Combining film, photography, music and sound design, this audiovisual installation offers a unique perspective on the climate emergency, grounded in the cultural backgrounds of our artists.

Through stunning visuals and soundscapes presented in a new exhibition space at the Southbank Centre, it reflects on the urgent need for collective action.

Reframe: The Residency Exhibition is a collaborative body of work by artists from Manchester, Birmingham and London, each facing the impact of climate change in different ways.

The exhibition consists of 13 works by collectives of artists from the three regions.

Responding to their familial heritage and backgrounds from the African continent and the Caribbean, to the inner city urban landscapes of Britain, our artists offer a profound response to an emergency that disproportionately impacts on global majority communities.

Join us on this journey of cultural exploration, awareness, and action.

The Residency is a career acceleration programme for Black and Black mixed heritage creatives.

The Residency is part of Reframe, an initiative empowering the next generation of Black creatives in the UK. Reframe is supported by Apple and produced by the Southbank Centre with Factory International in Manchester and STEAMhouse and Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Birmingham.

This free exhibition takes place during Planet Summer, a multi-artform season that explores themes of care, hope, connection and activism in response to the climate emergency.

Need to know

The Reframe Studios is located on Level 1 of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, which is accessed via Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road. The entrance is next to the Queen Elizabeth Hall Artists' Entrance, opposite the Southbank Centre Square Doors of the Royal Festival Hall.
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Reframe is our ambitious partnership to support emerging Black creatives in the UK. Find out more about Reframe
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This audiovisual installation offers a unique perspective on the climate emergency, grounded in the cultural backgrounds of our artists. It explores themes and topics about how climate change disproportionately affects communities of colour and younger people, which may be triggering or challenging for some visitors.

Contains scenes featuring flashing lights, the depiction of dead animals and content relating to the death of a child and the medical impact of pollution on children. There is the brief use of adult language and a racial slur.

Dates & times

19 Jul – 27 Aug 

Wed - Fri, 10am - 6pm

Sat, 10am - 8pm

Sun, 10am - 6pm


Exhibition closed Mon & Tue


  • Standard entryFree, but ticketed

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