When: On until 2nd July 2017
Where: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA
£: Free admission
What is it?
Artworks created by refugees and asylum seekers who have taken part in the Hatton Gallery Home and Belonging project will be on display at the Discovery Museum until Sunday 2nd July.
The work has been created by participants from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Kurdistan, Iran, Eritrea, Congo, Yemen, Sri Lanka and Syria. The exhibition includes film, photography, textiles and personal objects that tell stories of people’s experiences.
The project has been inspired by Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn Wall, a 20th century artwork housed at the Hatton Gallery. Schwitters fled his home country of Germany during WW2, eventually seeking refuge in the UK. He settled in Ambleside, Cumbria, where in the face of great adversity he continued to create art.
This exhibition tells the continuing story of migration in a challenging world and the importance of history, art and creativity in documenting and sharing the experiences of people living in the North East today.