Building appeal update

February 20, 2024

In November 2023, the Paul Stolper Gallery launched an exclusive online sale of the print ‘Brixton Ritzy’ 2023 with the aim of making a donation to the George Padmore Institute’s (GPI) building appeal from the profits. The artwork is a portrait by renowned artist Peter Doig of the legendary reggae poet and GPI Trustee Linton Kwesi Johnson. Since then, the Paul Stolper Gallery and Peter Doig have made a donation of £25,000 to the GPI from sales of the print. This donation helped us reach our goal of £35,000 to commence the first stage of urgent renovation work on our building in Finsbury Park, north London.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Peter Doig, who will continue to donate from future sales of the print, and the Paul Stolper Gallery. We also thank everyone who has so generously contributed to this cause.

A limited number of prints are still available for purchase on the Paul Stolper Gallery website

While our building appeal may have concluded, we still appreciate your support. Any additional donations will continue to contribute to our cause in preserving and promoting the histories of Britain's Black communities of Caribbean, African and Asian descent.

Linton Kwesi Johnson, Peter Doig and Paul Stolper. Credit: Paul Stolper


The GPI is an independent charity (1003001), it is not associated with any other organisation. We rely on grants and individual donations to continue to preserve and make available the stories of many black and Asian communities. See details below for ways to make a donation.


Pay via PayPal to the account

Bank transfer

CAF Bank Account:

Sort Code: 40 52 40

Account No: 00035060

Email to confirm bank transfer.


Make out a cheque to George Padmore Institute and post to: 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN.