Legacies: Commemorating the bicentenary of British abolition

Manchester Attitude: Remembering Slavery at Manchester Art Gallery

Staff and visitors to Manchester Art Gallery worked with graphic artist Nathan Carter to explore the legacy of the slave trade in the gallery's collections. Objects were selected for display alongside a selection of African artefacts from The Manchester Museum and posters designed by Carter. The resulting display includes a sketchbook of ideas in which visitors can contribute their thoughts on the proposal for a public memorial to commemorate Manchester's role in the history of the trade. 

Young carers from the children's charity National Children's Home also worked with poet Tony Curry and artist Colette Gilmartin to explore the contemporary relevance of the history of slavery.