Slavery Past & Present - Exhibition

12 Oct 2007 – 25 Oct 2007

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Morley Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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An open exhibition and Community Project on the theme of Slavery past and present, at the gallery at Morley College to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery.

The gallery is inviting people, aged 18 or over, who live or work in Southwark and Lambeth, and all Morley students to submit work for selection for this exhibition. Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, photography, video/dvd, jewellery, fashion, glass engraving, bookbinding, poetry and prose will all be considered for the exhibition.

To submit work for this exhibition, see www.morleycollege.ac.uk/slavery

Slavery past & present: Slavery has officially been abolished. Today under international law slavery is illegal. In practice, women from Eastern Europe are bonded into prostitution, children are trafficked between West African countries and men are forced to work as slaves on Brazilian agricultural estates.

Exhibition: Local people, community groups and artists, are invited to take part in this exhibition on subject 'Slavery past & present'. The show will include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, glass engraving, jewellery, textiles, fashion, bookbinding, photography, poetry, prose and time-based works of art, i.e. sound, DVD and video.

Visitors' responses: There will be a space dedicated to the work of Anti-Slavery International (founded in 1839), with publications, fact sheets and a DVD about slavery today 'Hell on Earth'. Visitors will be encouraged to response to the exhibits and information. These responses will form an important part of the exhibition.

Family Workshops - THE BIG DRAW

Saturday 13 October 2007 there will be a day of drop-in family drawing workshops. Join the fun in the gallery together with a child and be part of the nationwide Campaign for Drawing 'The Big Draw'. The workshops encourage adults and children to explore together through drawing. These workshops are free of charge on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


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