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An outdoor commission with internationally renowned Portuguese artist Vhils whose signature technique is carving in bas-relief. The project has been developed in conjunction with Northern Roots as part of the legacy of Freedom City 2017. Sited at the historic Laing Art Gallery, the artist will produce for ¡VAMOS! a special
portrait of a significant historical figure.

Accompanying the commission is an education programme taking place at the Laing Art Gallery leading to an exhibition linked to the artist’s style and methods. This is supported by The Newcastle Culture Investment Fund through the Community Foundation.

Commission concept by Chi Onwurah MP.

Photo shows previous work “Vhils Sierra Leone”, credit: Vhils Studio.