21 - 30 November 2022
My brand new exhibition Untold Stories is coming to BetaX Leicester 21 - 30 November. Untold Stories will feature work created in response to an interactive workshop taking place in October with women who have experienced violence and abuse, using their stories as inspiration for a series of new artworks.
Many of the women involved in the project must maintain anonymity for their own safety, meaning there is little opportunity for them to find freedom of expression in their everyday lives. I'm working with the Zinthiya Trust, wellbeing specialist Parmjit Sagoo and writer Bridie Squires in the workshop to create a safe space where these women can come together to express themselves safely and freely through creativity.
Untold Stories will platform their voices, demonstrating the power of art in aiding healing and mental wellbeing. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the challenges survivors of abuse face and explore what survival looks like now. The exhibition is free and open to all, and you can register for a ticket here.
"Discrimination strikes at the very heart of being human. It is harming someone's rights simply because of who they are or what they believe. Discrimination is harmful and perpetuates inequality. We all have the right to be treated equally, regardless of our race, ethnicity, nationality, class, caste, religion, belief, sex, gender, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex characteristics, age, health or other status."
Amnesty International 2021