Local artist and Church steward D Alun Evans has created a series of fine art screen prints showing landmark buildings of Liverpool alongside symbols of the historic slave trade such as slave ships or plantation produce. A pop-up exhibition of these prints was held on Saturday 21 October at Frodsham during anti-slavery week and to raise awareness of modern slavery.
The day before Alun and his wife Liz (both former art teachers) held a print screen workshop for Year 6 children at Frodsham Primary Academy. The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their own prints and added their own drawings and comments alongside. The children's works was also displayed at the art exhibition.
There were also information displays and videos etc about modern slavery in the hall. Attendees were joined by members from the Soroptimist Runcorn and Frodsham District and Frodsham Churches Together who have been working to highlight this issue and support survivors since 2013.
Alun gave a very interesting talk about the inspiration behind his work and explained how the prints were created. There was an opportunity for people to view his work up close and to ask questions about them. This led to some very interesting discussions over tea and cakes.
The event was very well attended, and many came who had not been to any events before. The funds raised from the sale of refreshments were sent to the Salvation Army Modern Slavery Survivors Support Fund.