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TRANSLATING HOME

Translating Home, funded by Arts Council England, is a creative investigation into the concept of 'home' in our diverse community. Three professional artists, Sidra Zubairi from Lahore Pakistan, Nik Hartley from Pendle and Emily Forbes our community artist, worked across 3 different artistic disciplines (textiles, ceramics, and photography) with our South Asian community, refugees and asylum seekers. Within the disciplines they guided the group to explore individual notions of home, belonging and identity. During the 12 creative sessions the group have created unique, bold, ceramic wearable pieces, documentary photography and 12 vibrant mixed media tapestries.

This project engages an overlooked community of mainly, but not exclusively, South Asian women and refugees and asylum seekers, who are underrepresented in the arts. The artists worked alongside our community to co-create a response to the rich culture, heritage, and history of our locale. Whilst places, languages and cultures may differ, the abstract and material notion of 'home' is something we all have in common. 

 

The final exhibition held at Pendle Heritage Centre celebrated, empowered, and represented the voices and identities of the women we work with, helping to break down barriers and stereotypes.

 

Thank you to Arts Council England for generously funding this project.

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TRANSLATING HOME EXHIBITION 
WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3
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WEEK 9