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Trophies of Empire with Steve Hardstaff

Admission Pay on the night
Start Time 19:00
End Time 20:30

This talk uses as its starting point a piece of work produced for the ‘Trophies of Empire’ exhibition held concurrently in the slavery ports of Liverpool, Bristol and Hull back in 1992/1993.

The exhibit in question has resurfaced in the period since then, both in publications and a further recent showing at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool. It now resides in the Museum of Slavery in Albert Dock, Liverpool.

Steve Hardstaff, one of the three collaborators who produced the work, will talk through its creation and the various themes and issues associated with ‘political’ art, ‘disposable’ art and the blatant infringement of copyright associated with these and the use of montage in the creation of ‘artworks’, using more of his own work as illustration.

As well as some actual examples of the above, some rarely seen objects from the Williamson basement will also make their way upstairs to augment and jollify the proceedings.

Tickets – £3 on the door.

The Williamson café will be open for food from 6pm (cash only).

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