‘A Museum of Journey’s in a Chest of Drawers’ a participatory storytelling project. Exhibition launch at Arc (in the Hatworks Museum).

Saturday 29th February 12.00pm – 3.30pm continuing to April 17th 2020.

Sadly the Exhibition is closed for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 outbreak. When services are running we will update exhibition open times at Arc and then St Ann’s library, Nottingham. In the meantime read our News item on the Exhibition Launch.       Many thanks.

This project unites two diverse and stigmatised communities through interactive artworks and story-telling.

Lead artists Sharon Campbell and Rachel Ramchurn worked with and will exhibit the artwork of two groups; Arc’s Post-Challenge wellbeing group in Stockport and Global Sistaz United, a supportive group for Refugee women in Nottingham.

GSU Group photo
Global Sistaz United

“We hope to positively cross barriers around attitudes towards mental ill health and refugee status women, looking at the commonality between us, the human themes we share, despite our apparent differences.”

Through a programme of workshops led by the artists, participants produced artworks inspired by personal effects and memories that represent their individual journeys.

By sharing stories, this project aims to: Assist in building support networks for those affected by migration, isolation and poor mental health. Challenge xenophobic and mental health stereotypes through artworks that identify shared human experiences.

Open the chest of drawers, see what’s inside, listen to the stories, chat, discuss, have a coffee at the café and offer feedback. Join in by creating your own poem with our interactive ‘poem making machine’ based on all the shared stories. Created with support from writer Sam Orton and Sois De Traca’s Maria and Eliza.

The Exhibition is open to the public on Wednesday – Friday 10.am – 4pm until 17th April 2020. Location Hat Works Museum
Wellington Road South

The Exhibition will hosted in Nottingham from Late April – Location and dates coming soon.

Created with partners, Arc, Global Sistaz United @globalsistaz, New Arts Exchange Nottingham and funded by Arts Council England and Stockport MBC flexibility funding.

Project supported by Arts Council England funding