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Mrs Bolton, Head of Art, has created her very own unique piece of art in the form of a globe, as part of The World Reimagined Project.
This incredible project, which started back in August, involves 103 unique globes that are being showcased in seven cities across the UK which are aimed at exploring the history, legacy and future of the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans through the work of incredible artists.
Mrs Bolton’s ‘globe’ is located outside the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea. It is a depiction of the reality of being enslaved, it focuses on the middle passage and is rich in narrative. The design responds to the theme ‘The Reality of Being Enslaved’, which makes real the experience of those people who were enslaved, from their capture, captivity and voyage to lives and deaths enslaved in different contexts, places and generations.
“I conceived the idea for my creation enriched by my experiences of growing up in Liverpool which was inspired by Liverpool’s deep heritage and by poignant visits to the International Slavery Museum.” Said Mrs Bolton
“My design acknowledges the okra flower as being a symbol of hope and the courageous work of Nanny of the Maroons. It reminds us all that during time’s of great adversity there is always a glimmer of hope and light – portrayed by the light penetrating the surface of the sea.”
To celebrate the opening of the project, Mrs Bolton, and all the other artists, were invited to the launch in Westminster Abbey. Attendees enjoyed wonderful speeches given by singer and actress Michele Gayle and a visionary individual Dennis Markus (his grandfather was Nelson Mandela’s accountant). Mrs Bolton also had the opportunity to meet Yinka Shonibare who came up with the concept of the world reimagined.