The World Reimagined

With Globes as their canvas, our artists bring to life the Journey of Discovery in trails across our host cities.

Take Part In The Artist Open Call!

Yinka Shonibare CBE

The Turner prize nominee Yinka Shonibare CBE is The World Reimagined’s Founding Artist, having conceived both the base globe sculpture and the first Globe to feature in the Trails - ‘The World Reimagined’, after which the entire project is named.

Nicola Green

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Kimathi Donkor

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Lina Viktor

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Zak Ové

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Lakwena Maciver

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The World Reimagined, at its core, is built on our belief in the transformative power of art: to inspire, to move and to open our imagination to new possibilities. And so the artists that create the Globe sculptures that form our trails are essential in helping people travel through this Journey of Discovery.

We are thrilled that some of the world’s best loved artists are creating designs for The World Reimagined. We hope that artists from all over the UK will take part in our Open Call to have their work featured in our trails.


Our Open Call Jury

About the Trails

Each trail will consist of 10 Globe sculptures:

  • one for each of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery; and
  • a tenth Globe designed by an artist in collaboration with community groups local to the trail, ensuring that the trail is steeped in place and community.

Most of the Trails will be 60-90 minute walking tours so that visitors are literally taken on a Journey of Discovery.

About the Sculptures

The Globe sculpture is fibreglass, with a 1.4 diameter Globe and a total height of 1.7m, including the base. When in situ, it will also have a further base to ensure it is safely and securely anchored.

Yinka Shonibare CBE designed the base sculpture as a Globe for a number of reasons:

  • to root the sculpture in the geographic dimension of the Transatlantic Slave Trade;
  • to speak to the world-changing nature of the Transatlantic Slave Trade; and
  • to create the most open possible canvas for other artists to bring their own vision to The World Reimagined.

Become an artist for The World Reimagined! TAKE PART IN OUR ARTIST OPEN CALL!

We’re delighted to invite UK-based visual artists working in the mediums of paint, photography, drawing, mosaic, sculpture and collage to take part in our Open Call.

We’re asking artists to submit up to two designs in response to the themes of the Journey of Discovery, with the full submission completed by 17:00 on the 31st January 2022 .

The Artist Open Call is free to enter and all applicants will have access to free masterclasses with leading artists, curators and historians.

Commissioned artists receive:

  • £1,500 commission
  • £150 towards materials
  • 10% of net profit raised by your Globe at auction (the remaining will go to charitable racial equity causes)
  • Access to free studio spaces in each of our host cities
  • Profile enhancing media exposure

All submissions will be considered by The World Reimagined Jury, who will select the designs that we will commission to create the sculpture trails.

The World Reimagined is committed to creating an inclusive application process. If you require any support with your submission, please contact us at

For selected artists, access support is available. Please enquire

Take Part In The Artist Open Call

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Our Host Cities

Brighton & Hove
Liverpool City Region


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