In Search of Shelter

fri08sep6:00 pmfri8:00 pm6:00 pm - 8:00 pm In Search of ShelterLoughborough Lates

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Presented as part of the Loughborough Lates art trail event, this exhibition explores themes of displacement, homelessness and seeking shelter in times of crisis.

The title for this exhibition was prompted by our work with asylum seeker families. During a chalk drawing activity, artists Jacqui Gallon and Dr Miffy Ryan observed the children intuitively drawing what they assumed were houses on the paving flags of the courtyard in which they were working. Both artists were very moved by this creative expression and it prompted reflection on how much the families must have left behind. This experience led to wider thinking about the nature of shelter in all its manifestations – physical and emotional.

We are lucky to have a diverse range of talented artists in our local community. Artists presenting as part of this event include Beryl Miles (painter), Victoria Clark (photography/video), Paul Dexter (painter), Dr Miffy Ryan (Live performer), Grime (drawings), James Milner (visual poet/sculpture), Annie O’Brian (sand artist), Deborah Tyler-Bennett (poet), Tim Neath (visual artist), Liz Black Dowding (painter). In addition, artists Jacqui Gallon and Dr Miffy Ryan will be installing the outcomes of workshop sessions with the asylum seeker families in the Ballroom at Fearon Hall.

Everyone is welcome. We look forward to presenting the exhibition to you. It would be great to see you there.

Find out more about Loughborough Lates here.


September 8, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Fearon Hall

Rectory Rd, Loughborough, LE11 1PL

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