We are mightily impressed by Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) in Brighton. They have an amazing #SanctuartyinArts event at the end of the month as well as an open call for artists with lived experience of seeking sanctuary to their Creative Therapy Spaces.
On 31st July, from 11am-3pm, SEAS will be hosting private, one on one tours of the hard hitting installation, Message in a Bottle. Created by Jane Lancashire and Gil Mualem-Doron, the exhibition aims to engage audiences in the harsh reality of refugees who have drowned in the Mediterranean whilst seeking freedom in Europe.
More than 2000 “water droplets” made from recycled bottles and text fragments hang from the ceiling accompanied by a recorded testimony by Hummingbird Refugee Project’s young leader Mohamad Aljasem, making it a truly immersive experience. The event, on the 70th Anniversary of 1951 Refugee Convention, will also include the screening of the hard hitting short film “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Gil Mualem-Doron.
It will take place at the BMECP Centre in Brighton. More information can be found on the SEAS website and free tickets can be booked here.