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Counterpoints Arts

Saturday 11 June 2022 - Saturday 25 June 2022

All Day

Location

New Art Exchange
39-41 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham
NG7 6BE
East Midlands


Organiser

The Art of Belonging


Website

https://nottinghamrefugeeweek.org/2022/events/the-art-of-belonging/

Price

Free

Category

Arts and Culture, Children and Young People


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This vibrant exhibition showcases the art created by students from NEST (Nottingham Education Sanctuary Team), a full-time educational provision for asylum seeker and refugees aged 15-19 years. These young people, many of them unaccompanied children, have worked with artists and the city’s cultural venues to consider what it is to ‘belong’ in a host city. What does it take to feel socially and culturally ‘at home’ and can the arts help in this process? As well as acquiring new art and design skills over 30 sessions, the participants have enlivened every workshop with their distinctive cultural contributions from Sudan, Eritrea, Iran, Afghanistan and other countries.

This vibrant exhibition showcases the art created by students from NEST (Nottingham Education Sanctuary Team), a full-time educational provision for asylum seeker and refugees aged 15-19 years. These young people, many of them unaccompanied children, have worked with artists and the city’s cultural venues to consider what it is to ‘belong’ in a host city. What does it take to feel socially and culturally ‘at home’ and can the arts help in this process? As well as acquiring new art and design skills over 30 sessions, the participants have enlivened every workshop with their distinctive cultural contributions from Sudan, Eritrea, Iran, Afghanistan and other countries.