Layered Memories of Conflict and Abandonment

20 May 2019 00:00 - 15 August 2019 00:00

Sculptures and paintings by Alison Lochhead about migrations and the courage people have in trying to seek safety and make unimaginable journeys.

‘Why do we continue waging war and force people to leave their homes to seek safety – where there often isn’t any’?

The exhibition is made up of wall pieces as well as sculptures made from clay, slate, glass and iron; representing the boats full of people trying to gain safety. There are over 65 million people fleeing from their homes worldwide as it is not safe enough to stay. People have been moving across our earth for forever; whether to find a kinder place to live, or because where they live is too unsafe because of conflict or because they are enslaved. This continues today.  When people get into the boats they have no idea what may happen or what their future may be. I put pieces in the kiln and have no idea what will emerge. I have no idea what it must be like getting into those boats. They have such courage.

Layered Memories of Conflict and Abandonment
The Foundry - a place for change
17 Oval Way, Vauxhall
SA11 5RR London
United Kingdom

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