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Spirasi

May 28- June 1

Placeways

Preview:
Wed May 28, 3-6.30 pm
Thu May 29, 3-6 pm

Launch:
Thu May 29, 6 pm
With Ugandan playwright George Seremba guest speaker

Exhibition Continues Until Sunday June 1, Open 12-6.30 daily

Artists: Christopher Harrington and John Travers

Placeways is a video installation that explores the consequences of personal displacement. The exhibition is a collaborative art project involving asylum seekers, refugees and migrants and engages with ideas of place, safety, home, transition, departure and arrival. SPIRASI is a humanitarian, intercultural, non-governmental organization that works with asylum seekers, refugees and other disadvantaged migrant groups, with special concern for survivors of torture.

Also on show is the photography work of Dilman Ahmedi, a Kurdish refugee from Iran who was imprisoned for his art practice which dealt with the issues of human rights and gender inequalities in Iran. His current exhibition is called ‘a view of my world through the photographer’s lens’. Dilman’s story is also featured in Placeways.

Co-ordinator: Anne Walsh

This project was a combined programme involving Spirasi, Artists in the Community, Create, the Arts Council and Firestation Artists Studios.