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Sugar & Chain

 

Part of the Liverpool Discovers event, Sugar and Chain is on the Gorre Plaza at the Pier Head.

 

Liverpool’s prosperity was built on the imports of tobacco, cotton and sugar, which has been associated with the city for centuries. This bitter-sweet artwork references the historical links between the city’s sugar industry and its reliance on the abominations of the Slave Trade.

 

Liverpool was home to 16 ‘sugar houses’, the most famous being the Tate and Lyle refinery at Love Lane. When Liverpool businessman Henry Tate bought the patent on a method of cutting sugar into cubes, he secured his place as one of the world’s ‘Sugar Giants’ and subsequently became a renowned patron of the arts.

 

Sugar and Chain

 

Sugar & Chain

 

Part of the Liverpool Discovers event, Sugar and Chain is on the Gorre Plaza at the Pier Head.

 

Liverpool’s prosperity was built on the imports of tobacco, cotton and sugar, which has been associated with the city for centuries. This bitter-sweet artwork references the historical links between the city’s sugar industry and its reliance on the abominations of the Slave Trade.

 

Liverpool was home to 16 ‘sugar houses’, the most famous being the Tate and Lyle refinery at Love Lane. When Liverpool businessman Henry Tate bought the patent on a method of cutting sugar into cubes, he secured his place as one of the world’s ‘Sugar Giants’ and subsequently became a renowned patron of the arts.

 

Sugar and Chain

 

comments (4)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Mar 2011, 08:07
Fascinating public art Les: Mr Tate has certainly helped the arts over the years
Les Auld: He has indeed Chris, thanks for the comment.
A powerful reminder of the horror of slavery.
Les Auld: It is so Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 8 Mar 2011, 10:34
A very poignant piece of art Les.
Les Auld: It does make you think Chad, especially at night when the shadows appear on the cube. Thanks for the comment.
Amazing idea for a sculpture Les.
Les Auld: Certainly significant Brian, thanks for the comment.

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