This podcast is a live recording of a public lecture at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Thursday, May 17, 2007.
Dr. Augustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford has recently been appointed to Arts Council England as Executive Director, Arts Strategy. Casely-Hayford was previously Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA), a London-based arts organization with a particular emphasis on international practice. London is one of the most culturally diverse cities on earth. Its history, buildings and public sculpture are a physical testimony to a history of huge sociological change and continuous immigration. In 2007, Rivington Place, its first publicly funded gallery dedicated to the work of artists from culturally diverse backgrounds will open. The history, the context and ramifications of this development are complex and manifold. Dr. Casely-Hayford will discuss some of the issues connected to delivering culturally diverse art in 21st century London.