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DAWIT WOLDU

HOME

24 June ❘ 6pm - 9pm

Viewing by Appointment: 25 - 28 June*

*Tel: 07896 843850 to arrange a viewing

The photographic exhibition, ‘Home’ is the work of Dawit Woldu supported by Neil David Roberts and Nelson Douglas.

 

Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary was granted funding from Creative Black Country last year. One of our objectives was to begin a mentoring programme for Dawit who had expressed a keen interest in photography. In September 2015 Neil David Roberts of Mental Images began to weekly mentor Dawit at Newhampton Arts Centre.

Nelson Douglas is an established lens-based media artist. He is wholeheartedly committed to the pursuit of genuine equality of opportunity. His current creative projects with asylum seekers and refugees are proving that art and culture contribute significantly to inclusion and integration for those newly arrived to the U.K.

Images from the Exhibition

All images by Dawit Woldu ©Dawit Woldu 2016

Neil’s mentoring of Dawit and the doors that this has opened is also testimony to the importance of arts in creating community, and fostering a real sense of belonging to somebody newly arrived to our city.

 

Dawit, originally from Eritrea, is studying ESOL and I.T at college as well as regularly attending photography workshops with Neil. It is his first exhibition.

 

The exhibition ‘Home’ features portraits of people who are making a new home for themselves in Wolverhampton, having left the homes of their childhood. It is an exhibition of welcome and an invitation to truly consider those who have had to leave their homeland behind.

“no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark”

 

Conversations about home (at a deportation centre) Warsan Shire 2012

 
CONTACT

Email: wolvescofs@outlook.com

Visit: www.refugees-welcome.org.uk
Web: www.wolverhampton.cityofsanctuary.org
Twitter: @wolvescofs