It’s been quite a year for statues. Normally no more than street furniture that no one bothers to look at – old white men standing on plinths in all weathers extolling some arcane ‘victory’ of the Empire
Oriel College in Oxford, the epicenter for recent student protests, has announced that they will remove the controversial statue of the racist/imperialist Cecil Rhodes. The governors of the Oxford University college voted on Wednesday night to relocate the statue of the colonialist to a museum. Last week Louise Richardson, the vice chancellor of Oxford University, […]
10 June 2020
Banksy, Bristol’s international artist/influencer has suggested a plan which should appeal to both critics of the sudden removal and dumping of the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston and the protesters.
24 April 2018
The Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing has unveiled her depiction of suffragist, Millicent Fawcett to a crowd which included Prime Minister Theresa May and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The latest in a long line of examples is a new statue honouring the late artist David Bowie, unveiled over the weekend in Aylesbury.