JELLY HAS SET
There is less than two weeks left to see Jelly Mould Pavilions, a quirky and thought provoking exhibition by artist Lubaina Himid at Sudley House
Finishing on 6 June 2010 the exhibition explores the challenges of commemorating the ongoing contribution of the people of the African Diaspora to the history, culture and fabric of Liverpool.
Jelly Mould Pavilions presents 30 Victorian ceramic jelly moulds, hand-painted and positioned on a diorama of a park, complete with to-scale model trees and people, with each mould representing a fictional monument. Illustrations on the jelly moulds are inspired by influential Black figures including Martin Luther King and Dred Scott, all strong and unique figures in the civil rights movement. Lubaina’s inspiration also comes from brightly coloured textile patterns from all over the African continent.
Lubaina says: “I chose jelly moulds because the insides are beautiful and yet invisible. Although these jelly mould monuments will never be built, their purpose is to encourage the visitor to ask questions about the city’s history, how we can celebrate and commemorate the Black community or whether we do this already.”