Sugar n Spice Exhibition and Workshop
Currently on display at Wardown Museum Luton; The Sugar and Spice exhibition is a reflective look at the islands of the Caribbean. It provides a snapshot into Caribbean life across the various islands, depicting their individual cultures, histories, myths and legends, and traded and exported goods.
Housed in 24 wooden shipping crates – a subtle nod to our ancestry highlights how vital the Caribbean was and is in terms of Trade:- Rum, Sugar, Tobacco, Spices, Fruit etc. and supporting Great Britain during and after both World Wars. As well as “shipping” and “Trade”, The dolls also signify “travel”; Although the original meaning of the word “Travel” has been lost to history, the term “travel” most likely comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labour, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English, we still occasionally use the words travail and travails, which mean struggle.
Each doll is as unique and individual as the island they represent. Each one attesting to the islands distinct and extraordinary culture yet simultaneously highlights our shared matchless experiences. These 24 boxes highlight the togetherness and unity of the Caribbean islands whilst also shedding light on their distinct uniqueness.
This Exhibition has its own website Sugar n Spice and all things nice
Pen & Wax Paper’s “Sugar n Spice” Exhibition and Workshop – By Naz Knight. Pen and Wax Paper is the commercial branch of NINE RED Presents… (CIC).
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