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Nelson Mandela's daughter donates artwork to Liverpool education group

The Mandela prints on display at Liverpool Town Hall. Photo: Liverpool City Council.

A community group in Liverpool has been presented with artwork by the daughter of Nelson Mandela.

Mandela8 was set up in 2013 after his death to establish a permanent memorial in the city and create an educational programme as a fitting legacy.

The memorial will be installed in Liverpool's Princes Park and officially opened in 2019.

Members of from Mandela8 and Liverpool City Council visited South Africa to share the designs for the memorial with the Mandela family and were delighted to return to Liverpool not only with the blessing of Nelson Mandela’s eldest daughter Dr Makaziwe ‘Maki’ Mandela for the designs, but the beautiful gift of the limited edition ‘Struggles Collection’ prints.

The collection includes five line drawings depicting the various stages of South Africa’s development and the direct influence Nelson Mandela brought from struggle, imprisonment, freedom, unity and future.

The prints will initially be on display at Liverpool Town Hall until August 24, alongside Mandela's Freedom of the City scroll.

They will then move on to a permanent display in St Georges Hall.

Our trip to South Africa was very inspirational and to be able to come back to Liverpool with our designs endorsed is such a monumental moment for the Campaign.

"The visit also inspired us to further develop our educational vision through the Mandela Day ‘My 67 minutes’ programme rolled out across the City this year on Mandela’s 100th birthday.”

– Sonia Bassey, Director and one of the founding members of Mandela8

Going to South Africa and meeting the Mandela Family was a privilege and an honour. For the family to give us their blessing for the memorial design was incredibly exciting.

"Then for the City of Liverpool to be gifted these amazing prints was something we didn’t expected and were deeply humbled by.”

– Councillor Wendy Simon, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool