Roots and Wings
Tuesday 8 April – Tuesday 22 April 2008
Roots and Wings Exhibition
artsdepot presents an exhibition celebrating the work of its participatory arts programme for refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and newly arrived communities.
Working with professional female photographer, Poppy Szaybo, the images have all been created by women aged between 16-85 years, from countries such as China, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Congo, Eritrea, and Uganda; many of whom have never used a camera before. The result is a fascinating, vibrant and personal collection of photographs, exploring identity, language, cultural heritage, family, and making new lives in the UK.
Inga Hirst, Education Manager at artsdepot, explains: ”The Women and Girls’ Refugee Groups meets at artsdepot every week. The aim is to improve the confidence and self esteem of those that come along, women who are often isolated and may suffer physical and mental health problems as a result of the trauma that has led them to seek refuge in the UK. Through the skills they have learnt the women have begun to develop language and communication skills, express their feelings and experiences, and have fun with new found friends – and this exhibition is a real celebration of their achievements.”
Venue: artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GA
Date & Time: Tuesday 8 April – Tuesday 22 April 2008
12pm – 4pm daily, and selected evenings
Tickets: FREE entry.
Box Office: 020 8369 5454
Travel: Tube: Finchley Central, West Finchley, Woodside Park (Northern Line)