Nelson Mandela Art exhibiting at Liverpool Contemporary Arts Fair – 3rd to 6th July 2014

Belgravia Gallery stand

Nelson Mandela Art exhibiting at Liverpool Contemporary Arts Fair – 3rd to 6th July 2014

Belgravia Gallery are exhibiting artworks by Nelson Mandela at Britain's new International Art Fair, showcasing work by emerging and established artists from over 50 leading British and International galleries. 

The passing of Nelson Mandela in 2013 gripped the world, being felt throughout the hearts of every nation. This summer, the city of Liverpool is hosting a rare opportunity to view and buy his artwork – The Long Walk to Freedom Collective, at Liverpool Contemporary Arts Fair.  The event is taking place at the World Museum 03 to 06 July and is part of the UK’s International Festival for Business (IFB 2014).  

The drawings and handwritten motivations by Nelson Mandela to accompany the works are of great historical significance. The collective is being presented at the Fair by the prestigious art house, The Belgravia Gallery from London. Ahead of an event with the Nelson Mandela family & Graca Machel later in the year to launch the Nelson Mandela Opus publication, which features 30 pages on the art collection by Nelson Mandela, Belgravia Gallery are exclusively exhibiting 3 original works at the Liverpool Contemporary Art Fair, along with lithographs based on his time on Robben Island.

Images include a pastel drawing by Mr Mandela done in 2002 featuring the map of Africa with many colours – indicative of the ‘rainbow nation’ Mr Mandela loved so much. Also on show will be a colourful drawing of his home town, Qunu, where he was laid to rest in December 2013.

The powerful image of Hand of Africa which was reproduced life-size on the front cover of The Times newspaper when it was launched will also be displayed.

Art Fair Co-Director, Shirley-Ann O’Neill said “This will be a rare opportunity to view and buy original Nelson Mandela’s art. We are very privileged to be entrusted with the sale of these iconic pieces to allow his vision to continue. This art collection will no doubt be a highlight of the Fair”.

Liverpool Contemporary launches on the 3rd of July with a VIP preview evening at the World Museum, William Brown Street.