Visual Arts Exhibition: Chloe Walsh

Title of Major Work: The Transatlantic Trade - Collection of Works

“The connection between slavery and textiles, both in a modern and historical context is explored in my work The Transatlantic Triangle,” Chloe said.

“Through mimicking of dutch wax cotton prints – an iconic African style of print with a unique and interesting historical context now being key in the vibrant and lively fashion and textile culture of Africa – I have explored the place African people and culture have within textiles.

“I’ve also connected it through symbolism in my prints to slavery both in the historical sense and the more contemporary sense within the textile industry throughout Asia, a continent the dutch wax cotton prints were originally marketed towards.

“Overall, my piece makes connections between the past and present and the textile industries’ relationship with both Africa and slavery, to point out the white theft of minorities’ cultures and ideas for profit.”