Brian Gallagher :Cromford Mills / Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Gateway Centre

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The work was ultimately commissioned by the Arkwright Society, for Cromford Mills / Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Gateway Centre. Heritage Lottery Fund was the main project funder. Tandem Design of Holywood, County Down commissioned me and art directed my work, I worked closely with Andrew Lee.

Multiple image entry

The work covered an entire wall and depicts the interrelationship of the global cotton trade in the 18th century. From the left we see the African slaves working on the cotton plantations in the American south, the image then merges to the industrial workers in the cotton mills of England, then finally the illustration blends in to the Indian workers weaving the cotton thread.

commissioned by Tandem Design for The work was ultimately commissioned by the Arkwright Society, for Cromford Mills / Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Gateway Centre. Heritage Lottery Fund was the main project funder.

 

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