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The other freedom sculpture

9 March 2007 by Karen

Just got this snap of an event that took place at World Museum Liverpool recently. Students and staff from EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service) worked with artist, Hilary Manuhwa to create this wonderful piece of contemporary stone sculpture representing the theme of ‘freedom’. Hilary uses the shona style of Zimbabwe as his inspiration and showed everyone the traditional skills.  I’m told it was a proper learning experience for everyone involved and that they took a lot of pride in their creation.

large rock of pale stone, carved with human face and arm, and a rusted chain wrapped around the wrist

The finished masterpiece

The sculpture will be on display in the World Cultures Gallery at the museum during Refugee Week (18-24 June) and for the following three months. Then it’s off on tour to Salford, Newcastle and Leicester. This session was run as part of our Engaging Refugees and Asylum seekers programme.

PS This isn’t be be confused with the other Freedom! sculpture currently at the Maritime.

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