This event is located offsite at VOLT, 67–69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3PL.
Join for a free artist talk by Arpita Shah at VOLT in connection with her current exhibition From one dream to another, which presents collaborative work produced by Shah and a group of young men from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds in Eastbourne.
Shah’s talk will give an insight into her methods, approaches and ethical considerations to community collaboration, discussing From one dream to another alongside a selection of her previous work.
From one dream to another is a partnership commission by Devonshire Collective and Photoworks, supported by Arts Council England.
This talk is organised in collaboration with Devonshire Collective, in connection with Refugee Week 2023.
Looking for more events in connection to Refugee Week 2023? Check out other events happening in Hastings, Eastbourne, Bexhill and Rye on the Refugee Buddy Project's website.
Arpita Shah is a visual artist and community arts facilitator based in Eastbourne. Her work explores where culture, heritage and identity meet, addressing issues of cultural displacement, representation and shifting cultural identities.
For the past 16 years, she has worked extensively with diverse communities across the UK. Her projects include Copan Chai, which involved travelling with a fully functioning tea stall throughout the Outer Hebrides inviting Asian communities to share stories and memories. In Purdah – the Scared Cloth, she collaborated with Sikh, Hindu and Muslim women to create portraits exploring the tradition and meaning of veiling. For Portrait of Home, commissioned for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Shah worked with Scottish families who have roots in other Commonwealth Countries to make a series of family portraits.