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ZBA9379

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Object ID ZBA9379
Description This embroidered map reflects on British identity, racism and government policy in text which forms the shape of London around a red River Thames. Because embroidery has become strongly associated with women’s work in a domestic context, it is a particularly powerful medium for the artist’s challenge to the unjust treatment of her father, a victim of the Windrush scandal which saw the denial of legal rights, detention and deportation of Caribbean commonwealth citizens. Out of the river spill the words: “acknowledge the pain and trauma you have caused. Actions speak louder than words”.
Date made 2018

Artist/Maker Romeo, Rachelle
Place made London
Credit © Rachelle Romeo. Image credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Acquired with Art Fund support.
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