About us

About us

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning is a visual arts space which has helped to nurture the careers of emerging artists, particularly those from culturally diverse backgrounds. We advocate for diversity within the visual arts and provide opportunities for those wishing to develop careers in the creative and cultural industries.

This had been the motivation for founding 198 in 1988, by initially focusing on the need to provide a platform for Afro-Caribbean artists as part of the Black Arts Movement and, more recently, on projects by artists whose work investigates emerging cultural identities.