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.
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