We have been delighted to support The World Reimagined in Bristol, a free art trail of globe sculptures located across the city that has been inviting the public to explore the UK’s relationship with the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on society.
Bristol is one of seven UK cities that has hosted trails for this ground-breaking, national art education project throughout the Summer.
Back in June, we donated studio space for six of the ten Bristol artists – Jasmine Thompson, BS51 (Leon Miller), 3dom, Oshii Rowan, Emma Blake Morsi and Michele Curtis – to paint their individually designed globes at The Bottle Yard.
Here’s a behind the scenes glimpse of the artists at work with us…
Since 13 August, the globes have been on display at Bristol locations plotted on a walkable trail across the city.
From 15 – 31 October, all ten globes will be brought together on Bristol’s College Green to mark the end of Black History Month, allowing visitors a unique opportunity to view all the artworks at once.
As you visit the Globes, you’ll be able to explore an online collection of short, accessible stories that bring this history and its modern day impacts to life. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the unique collection features contributions from historians, museums and heritage organisations, including Professor Kehinde Andrews, the British Library and Know Your Caribbean.
For parents looking to introduce their children to the history and cause of racial justice, The World Reimagined also offers free online resources for artistic and creative activities you can do at home to start the conversation. The resources build on a Learning Programme that has been delivered in more than 200 schools over the past year, which saw many schools in Bristol create their own smaller Globe sculptures.
With community organisations across Bristol also hosting their own events and activities as part of the programme, The World Reimagined is one of the largest art education projects for racial justice the UK has ever seen. Bringing together art, education, activism and community, it captures a unique moment in time to examine a shared history, helping audiences to better understand what it means to be British.
Michelle Gayle, Co-Founder of The World Reimagined, says: “It has been so exciting to see how people have responded to the globe trails. Over half term, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to feel the collective power of these incredible, thought-provoking and inspiring works of art. They invite us to understand it is not ‘Black history’—it’s all of our history. And all of us have a role to play in the work of making racial justice a reality. So we hope you will visit the Globes when they are all together on College Green.”
For more information, visit www.theworldreimagined.org.