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Counterpoints Arts

Saturday 18 June 2022 - Saturday 25 June 2022

All Day

Location

The Glazed Foyer
St Peters Church
Harrogate
Yorkshire and Humberside


Organiser

Useful Productions


Contact

Email: matildavelevitch@gmail.com


Website

www.velevitch.com

Price

free

Category

Visual Arts


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SABIR – TIME, TEA and TEXTILES
JUNE 18th – 24th 2022
The Glazed Foyer, St Peter’s Church Harrogate, HG1 1PB

by Matilda Velevitch and Kate Dunn, in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts, Harrogate District of Sanctuary, The Cone Exchange and Bettys and Taylors.

SABIR is a special exhibition created for Refugee Week 2022, showcasing artwork made by recently arrived refugees and local residents in Harrogate.

SABIR was initially devised as an artistic project for the Platforma Festival which took place across Yorkshire in October 2021. The themes are Patience, Endurance, Tolerance.
The participants (refugees, asylum seekers and local Harrogate residents) who share the same “neighbourhood,” are the contributing artists. Their textile work and personal stories have been curated into hanging tapestries, and combined with work from Harrogate District of Sanctuary workshop pieces.

Matilda Velevitch says: Sabir - patience, endurance & tolerance. These are all human qualities we share which can be reinforced when we come together to support and encourage one another, often over a cup of tea.

“Life on hold for an indefinite period” is reality in the journey of refugees and asylum seekers here in the UK. More recently, during the pandemic it is something we have all learned to live with. But, with this pause and uncertainty comes reflection and joy in rediscovering the simple and comforting rituals in all of our lives.

Together we created memory maps on fabric, using: tea dyed linen, stained tea paper, various threads, tracing paper, coloured ink, ink pen &watercolour pastels whilst drinking
teas and tisanes from around the world and, of course, a “good Yorkshire brew.”