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In Conversation as Collective Strategy

In Conversation as Collective Strategy uses Space 2 to connect and support Hull-based collective work through the act of film-making. Platforming the work of community education, campaign, and transformative justice organising that exists in the city.

Humber Street Gallery has commissioned two new films, produced by community-focused film collective Other Cinemas in collaboration with local groups Black Heritage Collective and An Untold Story Voices, which open a dialogue to explore themes of resistance and platforming grassroots solidarity and struggle. These films will be shown alongside additional material compiled by both local collectives, as well as historical works from the Cinenova collection; a non-profit organisation dedicated to distributing videos made by women.

The exhibition uses film to think through our histories, connected sense of place and politics; of race, class, gender, care, and losses experienced as a community.

This is a chance to reconsider the role that “conversation” plays in our collective future.

In Conversation as Collective Strategy has been organised by guest curator Louise Shelley in collaboration with Humber Street Gallery.

You can watch both of the two new films below, as well as in our gallery space:

To download and read more about the works exhibited, click below:

Related Events


Public Assembly

Saturday 11 December 2021
Humber Street Gallery
Booking required

As part of the exhibition In Conversation as Collective Strategy, we will be hosting Public Assembly, a meeting open to those who represent collectives within the region.

The purpose of Public Assembly will be to identify practices and struggle in common and to connect with other individuals and groups who are working for change within the city. It is a space for sharing, conversation and platforming collective work together.

This will be a space for deep listening for synergies and connecting points to enable us to increase impact and support each other.

Past Related Events


Exhibition Launch Party

Thursday 23 September 2021
Humber Street Gallery
FREE, No booking required

Join us to celebrate the opening of our latest exhibitions at Humber Street Gallery, Flesh ‘N’ Blood by Jasleen Kaur and In Conversation as Collective Strategy by Other Cinemas with Black Heritage Collective, An Untold Story Voices and Cinenova.

This event is a chance to meet the artists, visit both exhibitions and to bring people together from across the city for a drink or two.

Thursday Lates: Chiedu Oraka

Thursday 28 October 2021
Humber Street Gallery

Rap artist Chiedu Oraka performed an intimate set alongside Deezkid, BLAZER BOCCLE, JT, Joe The Third, and DJ D Li, comprising new work and previous tracks exploring themes of growing up in north Hull, perceptions of identity and the importance of community solidarity, themes which were shared within the exhibition In Conversation as Collective Strategy on from September at Humber Street Gallery.

“Speak Up, Speak Out” Speakeasy!

Wednesday 3 November 2021
Humber Street Gallery
FREE, Book for guaranteed entry

Come and join An Untold Story-Voices for an easy evening of pokey poetry, maybe music and guaranteed good conversation.

Feel free to bring a piece of your own creative stuff for a bit of an open mic malarkey.

In conversation with An Untold Story-Voices

Wednesday 17 November 2021
Humber Street Gallery
FREE, Book for guaranteed entry

Why the concerns of street sex work has everything to do with all of us.

An opportunity to join the An Untold Story-Voices collective to hear some of the stories, inspiration and thoughts behind the exhibition.

An informal gathering and open and honest discussion, with free flowing Q & A.

15 September 2021 – 9 January 2022

Space 2, Humber Street Gallery


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