Wanderer by Yinka Shonibare, MBE

This work is Shonibare's response to the Bicentenary of the Parliamentary Abolition of the Slave Trade in 2007.


Wooden model with wax printed cotton sails in glass and wood vitrine
Model: 71 x 101.6 x 22.9 cm; vitrine: 77.5 x 111.8 x 31.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,300 ( Total: £32,300)
Acquired in:
Stephen Friedman Gallery

The Wanderer was the last slave ship to import slaves from Africa to the United States in 1858 despite the outlawing of importation many years before. The 'African' batik fabric depicts slippers of varying sizes scattered across the sails which seem to allude to the way enslaved families were brutally separated from each other.


The artist; Stephen Friedman Gallery.

Venue details

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery Lister Park, West Yorkshire, BD9 4NS, Bradford West Yorkshire BD9 4NS 01274 431 212 www.bradfordmuseums.org/

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