College Hill to promote Trafalgar Square's next Fourth Plinth artwork

College Hill is to promote the Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square's latest commission - a scale replica of Nelson's ship, HMS Victory.

College Hill to promote: Fourth Plinth artwork
College Hill to promote: Fourth Plinth artwork

The work by artist Yinka Shonibare is due to be installed in May and will be displayed for 18 months.

College Hill will help publicise the work and its sponsorship by Guaranty Trust Bank. The agency will produce a series of digital videos documenting the build up to the work, including its unveiling, and then seed the videos across the internet and in other international broadcast outlets. 

This year is Nigeria's 50th anniversary of independence and the digital video programme is designed to help unite those of Nigerian descent around the world through the artwork, which aims to raise a debate about the legacy of colonialism.

The boats giant sails will feature richly coloured and patterned textiles - commonly associated with African dress and a symbol of the continent's identity and struggle for independence.

Shonibare, born in London before moving to Lagos when he was three-years-old, is represented in London by Stephen Friedman Gallery - which appointed College Hill.

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