House Slave - Field Slave


In 2007, Nicola Green created House Slave - Field Slave with Anti-Slavery International to commemorate the anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade. This work explored the concept of contemporary slavery and the stories of those still enslaved around the world.

The exhibitions consists of a large altarpiece scale triptych made with acrylic and gold leaf. Greens works were accompanied by preparatory studies, as well as artefacts of contemporary slavery from the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool and extraordinary photos and text from Anti-Slavery International. 

The works were first exhibited at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2007, and then shown as part of Haringey’s Black History Month at Bruce Castle Museum in 2010. The triptych is now in the permanent collection at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. 

In conjunction with the exhibitions, workshops were held at Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Prince’s Drawing Clubs, and International Slavery Museum, Liverpool. In these workshops, students developed their skills in reading a work of art as a narrative, and responded by creating artworks that told their own personal story.


House Slave - Field Slave II, acrylic and metal leaf on canvas 40 x 80cm x 3