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2022 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture
November 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr Shawn Sobers
Material culture and the echoes and legacies of transatlantic enslavement – before and after the Colston statue
Dr Shawn Sobers is Professor of Cultural Interdisciplinary Practice and convenor of the Critical Race and Culture Research Group at University of the West of England (UWE). Shawn is also a filmmaker, photographer and writer and a member of the “We are Bristol History Commission” which was set up in 2020 in response to the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston, a 17th century English merchant, slave trader, and member of Parliament. Shawn will speak about his work on the Commission, the re-display of the Colston sculpture and ideas and issues around public monuments and contested culture.
The Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture was inaugurated in 1986 to commemorate the life and work of the sculptor Karl Duldig and artist and inventor Slawa Horowitz-Duldig.