The Cry, 1993 – Sculpture

Series nameSelected Slides

Juginder Lamba created this installation for the ‘Trophies of Empire’ exhibition in 1993. The exhibitions were held at the Arnolfini in Bristol, Ferens Art Gallery in Hull and Liverpool’s Bluecoat Gallery. Lamba’s sculpture, ‘The Cry’ was installed at Bluecoat Gallrey. The sculpture was conceived as a shrine to all oppressed people of the world who suffer through slavery, colonisation and the various legacies of Imperialism and symbolises the collective scream, or cry of all the victims. It is constructed from ancient oak timbers salvaged from barns and quayside warehouses in Lancaster (themselves made from recycled timbers from the ships of early settlers and traders). The sculpture is give a particular historical context through the use of a door and cattle shackling irons from an old leper colony near Welshpool.

Date of Creation / Publication1993
CreatorLamba, Juginder
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberJuginder Lamba Collection (GB 2661 JL)
Catalogue NumberJL/SLD/19
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Juginder Lamba
Series notesThis grouping features twenty-three individually selected slides depicting Juginder Lamba
Collection notesJuginder Lamba was born in Nairobi in January 1948.