Colonial Empire - Colston figure
On 7th June 2020, anti-racism protestors pulled down the statue of 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston in the English city of Bristol. This event opened a dialogue about Britain's colonial past, and those we revere with statues in public space. This figure was created to provide context to the event, memorialise it, and to raise money for an anti-racism charity. On the packaging is also a hyperlink to Gary Younge's excellent article about why memorialising any individuals with statues in public spaces is always a bad idea.
This is a first edition of 10 figures. Each will be signed and numbered.
20% of profits will be donated to Runnymede Trust, an independent race equality think tank.