Two collaborative MFTH exhibitions have took place in London to celebrate Refugee Week, featuring artwork from groups Sophie has been working with for many months. Below you can see photos from both exhibitions, plus workshops and some of the pieces of artwork featured.
The first exhibition was a collaboration with Initiatives of Change UK's Refugees as Rebuilders, at 24 Greencoat Place, Westminster (very short videos here and here) . The second, at the Horniman Museum (recently announced as the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022), was part of Lewisham Refugee Week Festival, in collaboration with a variety of wonderful organisations including We Are Lewisham, London Borough of Sanctuary, Create Without Borders, Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network, and many more.
We are now heading towards our first major London exhibition with associated events in South London. Free workshops are currently taking place in Brixton as follows:
BRIXTON WORKSHOPS We hope you will join our free workshops in September or October in central Brixton.(Booking essential) with free Refreshments and art materials
Tuesday 20th September 2 - 4.30pm: The Gifts of Lived Experience (Part 1 of two workshops) An informal, friendly and welcoming space to share parts of your story in an environment of empathy, acceptance and fun. We will explore and identify the skills and strengths we have accumulated through our challenges (possibly without realising it), what we have learned, and how this can enrich our lives and world.
Tuesday 27th September 2 - 4.30pm Tuesday 20th September: Messages from the HeART (Part 2 of two) Following the previous workshop, we will think about the services and people in power who have impacted our lives and identify any messages we would like to express to them. We will use creative media (visual art, poetry etc.) to begin to express our messages, with the option for these to be featured in the next Messages from the HeART exhibition and performance event, to be held in London in the New Year. (More details about the exhibitions here)
Wednesday 12th October 2.30 - 5pm: The Gifts of Lived Experience (Part 1 - as above) Wednesday 19th October 2.30 - 5pm : Messages from the HeART (Part 2 - as above)
At International House, Canterbury Cresent, London SW9 7QE Ground floor accessible venue 4 minutes' walk from Brixton Underground Station 2 minutes' walk from Brixton Rail Station
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