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Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans
Captured Africans

© Kevin Dalton-Johnson. Photo credit: Alan Greenwell / Art UK

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Between 1750 and 1790 alone, Lancaster merchants were responsible for the forced transportation of around 29,000 African men, women, and children across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas.


Date

2005

Medium

steel, perspex & ceramic

Measurements

H 300 x W 100 x D 75 cm (E);
Plinth: H 100 x W 200 x D 200 cm (E)

Accession number

LA1_AG_S042

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Slave Trade Art Memorial Project, and funded by the Millennium Commission (National Lottery), Arts Council England, Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council, and Cumbrian Industrials Ltd

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Lancaster City Council

Custodian

Lancaster City Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

2005

Access

at all times

Inscription description

a metal engraved plaque set in a wall near the sculpture reads: CAPTURED AFRICANS / Created by Kevin R.I.Dalton-Johnson / 'Captured Africans' was developed as part of the Slave Trade Memorial Project, (STAMP) an extensive arts education outreach programme led by SuAndi OBE and delivered by artists Sue Flowers, Max Alder, Anthony Watt, Evadney Clarke, Anita Franklin, Faith Bebbington, Steve Papaye-Richards and Janet Griffiths. / Creative support from Ann McArdle, Alan Ward, Boydell Pipework and Fabrications Ltd, Northern Cast Acrylics, Merseyside Castings and Engineering Co., Thermoplastics Ltd, Trade Engravers Ltd / Funded by Millennium Commission (Lottery), Arts Council England, Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council, Cumbrian Industrials Limited


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Located at

Damside Street, Lancaster

LA1 1AH

Located close to the River Lune and the Millennium Bridge, about 300 m upriver from the Maritime Museum.