Join renowned artists Mfikela Jean Samuel and Jasmine Violet, in conversation with Assistant Curator of Maps at The National Library of Wales, Ellie King. Together they will discuss the challenges and importance of decolonisation through the prism of maps and art.
Jasmine and Mfikela have been commissioned by the National Library to create artworks responding to items in the collection with difficult and contested histories. The works will be on display in the event space along with the maps that inspired them, as well as other works that form part of the Gallery’s exhibition Wales to the World: Maps from The National Library of Wales.
Jasmine’s work is based on Welsh connections to sugar plantations in Jamaica including those run by a future owner of Slebech estate near Haverfordwest, using maps and records from the Library’s collection. Mfikela based his work on British Government publicity maps of West Africa that were created in the 1940s, when much of the area was under British rule.
This project has been funded by the Welsh Government’s Anti-racist Wales Action Plan.
This is an English language event.
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