Reframing Picton: An open call commission for artists, creatives and activists. Get involved! Change the narrative! Tell our story!

Amgueddfa Cymru and Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel’s Young Leaders Network are inviting artists to help us reframe the colonial narrative around the portrait of controversial slave-owner and former governor of Trinidad Lieutenant-General Thomas Picton, which is currently on display in the galleries at National Museum Cardiff. We are looking for an artist, creative, performer or activist (individual or collective) to create an artwork that reframes the narrative, in a way which centres and positively celebrates Black consciousness.

The work will be displayed in the galleries at National Museum Cardiff. It will also be acquired to become part of Wales’ national collection.

We are particularly encouraging applications from people of Trinidadian descent, with personal or cultural ties to Trinidad, or residing in Trinidad.

Commission fee: £12,000 

Deadline for proposals: 1pm GMT 14 March 2021

This project is a collaboration between Amgueddfta Cymru - National Museum Wales and SSAP Young Leaders Network.  Youth led projects across the museum are part of the Hands on Heritage initiative, made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Kick the Dust Grant. Thanks to The Fund and all our National Lottery Players - keeping our fingers crossed for you!

Closing date: 14/03/2021