Sokari Douglas Camp slavery exhibition - 29 July to 22 August
Artist Sokari Douglas Camp’s steel sculptures entitled All The World Is Now Richer, which commemorate the abolition of slavery, are touring England this year. The work will arrive in the Cathedral on the 29th July, and be on display until the 22nd August. Douglas Camp's sculptures are strong and tall – striding forward, aware of their standing in the saga of slavery. The work invites the viewers to salute the survivors who have contributed to the lives we all lead today.
The Dean of Bristol said, ‘We are delighted to be hosting this important exhibit. The story of slavery is part of the story of Bristol and must not be forgotten. The exhibition will also remind us that the theme of slavery is just as much a modern issue, in the form of human trafficking, and challenge us to action'. There will be a free Q&A session with the artist on Thursday 1 August at 6.00pm-7.30pm. All welcome.
You can read the full press release here.
We had many comments from visitors:
- 'Fascinating and breathtaking'
- 'Good way to remember the slave trade.....'
- 'Truly amazinging! Opens the eyes........'
- 'What a wonderful idea to explore the evils of slavery in such an imaginative way'
- 'What a wonderful way to remind people of what has happened in the past and what has been and is still being achieved. Absolutely brilliant and a very powerful message'
- 'Absolutely beautiful'
- 'How humble these figures make you feel......thank you to the designer....wonderful.....'
Posted on 18th July 2013