Commissioning a Public Sculpture for Hull

The brief

The brief for this commission was a difficult one. The piece of silver had to represent freedom and be a piece that looked to the future. At the same time the new silver piece had to commemorate the end of the British slave trade. It was to be part of the bigger events planned to mark this anniversary.

Three silversmiths were approached and paid to submit initial designs according to the brief. The silversmiths were selected from the Goldsmiths' Company Directory.

Read the full brief in the attached worksheet.


Commemorate - to honour and remember something or someone

Commission - to give someone a task or project

Silversmith - someone who crafts objects from gold or silver

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