The World Reimagined
Visitors to Court Hey Park in Huyton will have the chance to see an almost 7 foot high globe sculpture as part of a national art education project, The World Reimagined.
The World Reimagined aims to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us. The project features ten large globe structures, created by artists, making up a free public art trail across the Liverpool City Region, bringing to life the reality and impact of transatlantic slavery and inviting the public to think about ways to make racial justice a reality.
The installation runs from Saturday 13 August – 31 October, with a walking trail of five large globes located around Liverpool city centre, with a further large globe in prominent locations in Knowsley, Halton, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.
In addition to the large sculpture at Court Hey Park, smaller sculptures are also on display at the Culture Hub in Huyton. These have been painted by local school children at St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, Knowsley Village, Alt Bridge Secondary School, Huyton, and Evelyn Community Primary School, Prescot as well as Flourish and Succeed at The Craigs Community Centre, Stockbridge Village and Knowsley Youth Cabinet at Our Place, Huyton.
The globe has been painted by artist Kimathi Donkor, a London-based contemporary artist whose work considers the history and myths of Africa and its global Diasporas. His globe explores the theme of ‘Expanding Soul’ and celebrates the spirit and culture that, even in the face of incredible physical suffering, has endured, stayed vibrant and found expression across the world in music, art, food and so much more.
To find out more about the project visit The World Reimagined’ s website - www.theworldreimagined.org