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Sold Down the River by Tony Forbes, 1999
Sold Down the River by Tony Forbes, 1999
© Bristol Museums & Art Gallery

Sold Down the River by Tony Forbes, 1999

Extract from the artists statement:

"I really love this city. I was born in St Pauls and grew up on a white council estate called Southmead. There are things about Bristol Im proud of, but ...

The Festival of the Sea in 1996 was an example of how some of the institutions that run the city have failed to understand the people of Bristol. They celebrated Bristol's maritime history and ignored slavery."

Tony Forbes, 1999

Words: Dean Smart

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