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Flora: Tribute to Sisterhood and Black Women

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Flora: Tribute to Sisterhood and Black Women

by Cardiff University via

A new mural celebrating Black women has been unveiled on the University’s campus during Black History month.

Flora: A Tribute to Sisterhood and Black Women was commissioned by the University and designed by Unify – the creative studio behind iconic Welsh murals such as the Butetown Mona Lisa and My City, My Shirt.

The 14-metre-high mural can be found on the Sports Centre building, Senghenydd Road, and is a testament to the enduring power of sisterhood and a celebration of the invaluable role Black women play as the bedrock of our community—mothers, daughters, sisters at the heartbeat of our society.

Cardiff University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Wendy Larner, said: “This striking mural tells a powerful story of Black women, diversity and community – and we’re delighted with it. We wanted to commission a piece of public art that reflects the multicultural city that we call home, and Unify have created something …

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