Silkscreen on paper
This wallpaper work was created for the exhibition ‘Human Cargo’ in Plymouth’s City Museum and Art Gallery, which reflected upon the transatlantic slave trade. Bradley’s paper provided a context for the objects on display as well as highlighting the way contemporary slavery is like a wallpaper to daily life, always in the background yet unnoticed or unacknowledged. The design was a hybridised ‘Lent Lily’ – symbolically the flower of redemption – that referenced the Museum’s collections as well as local industrialised (and unregulated) daffodil picking involving Eastern European migrants.
Wallpaper designed in collaboration with Claire Turner and George Hadley; printed by Cole & Son, London.
First shown in ‘Human Cargo’ at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, UK (2007).