Extraordinary stories of refugees told through everyday objects which reflect their experiences.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The clients you see in our exhibition and many more have received employability support from Breaking Barriers, helping them to achieve their goals and integrate into their new homes. This wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our supporters. Your donation can make a huge difference and together we can reach even more refugees in London.
Tuesday 29th October until Saturday 2nd November 2019
Extraordinary stories of refugees told through the every day objects which reflect their experiences.
Our annual exhibition returns this October with a series of portraits and interviews featuring Breaking Barriers clients, all of whom are refugees or from a refugee background. This collection tells the stories of their lives, journeys and personal dreams. All of the people featured chose an item of importance which represents their sense of belonging in a new community and reflects their experiences, values and hopes for the future. From birds which symbolise freedom to swimming medals in recognition of achievement and dedication each piece represents something different to the individual.
Curated by Breaking Barriers Ambassador, Juliet Stevenson, Belonging features 10 people who have been supported through our Employment services. A collective of photographers and journalists worked with clients to tell their stories through photographic portraits and their own words. The exhibition portrays each person as they want to be seen, as individuals with different perspectives to share and in a positive narrative all too often missing from refugee coverage in mainstream media.
Through this exhibition we invite you to share the extraordinary experiences of these people and to consider what gives you a sense of belonging in your own life.
The exhibition will run from Tuesday 29th October until Saturday 2nd November at Proud Gallery Central.
Please note: This exhibition includes themes of a sensitive nature.
Belonging is generously supported by:
Headline Sponsor: Bank of America Merril Lynch
Associate Sponsors: IKEA and Mayer Brown
Venue Sponsor: Proud Galleries
Event Supporters: Metro Imaging, Iconic Media Solutions, The Pret Foundation, U+I
For further information or to register your interest in taking part in next year’s exhibition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org