Charlotte Biszewski – A Community Shelter – installation

​You are warmly invited to A Community Shelter, a collaborative exhibition at
The Vestibules, City Hall, College Green, Bristol. Monday 28th August – Friday 1st September.

Preview Night – Thursday 31st August 5 – 7pm.
Everyone is welcome and it will be a chance for the participants to celebrate their work, meet and chat with some drinks and snacks!

A Community Shelter, is a collaborative print project which connects artists with 5 individual community groups around Bristol. Through printing lino cut images of objects, stories and memories of home participants explored their personal relationships with objects and place. Each community group has created a group tent depicting these stories.

MAMDP alumna Charlotte is one of four artists (Charlotte Biszewski, Alex Goodman, Luke Carter and Dean Ayotte) who have been working with 5 different groups; Knowle West Media Centre, Avonmouth Community Centre, The Studio Upstairs, Borderlands and See it from Her. The aim of this project has been to involve a range of participants in the process of considering their own home and opening up a dialogue between groups.

From Bristol 24/7: https://www.bristol247.com/whats-on/art/installation/a-community-shelter/

Installation: A Community Shelter – A collaborative print project that connects artists with five community groups around Bristol.

“Through printing lino-cut images of objects, stories and memories of home participants explored their personal relationships with objects and place. Each community group has created a group tent depicting these stories. At the end of August these will be displayed side-by-side at the The Vestibules, City Hall, opening up conversations between groups, and allowing a greater understanding of our diversity in backgrounds and perspectives.

“What began in November of 2017, with the experience of working at L’Auberge des Migrants, a volunteer run operation which sorts and dispatches donations of clothes and shelter for what was previously The Jungle refugee and migrant camp on the outskirts of Calais. One of the observations from the ‘us and them’ feeling experienced in both the town and in Britain. This and the encounter with a mountain of vintage A-frame tents which were deemed unsuitable donations and destined for the skip, inspired the Community Shelter project.

“Artists Charlotte Biszewski, Alex Goodman, Luke Carter and Dean Ayotte have been working with Knowle West Media Centre, Avonmouth Community Centre, Studio Upstairs, Borderlands and See It From Her. The aim of this project has been to involve a range of participants in the process of considering their own home and opening up a dialogue between groups.

“Members of the public and participants are invited to explore inside and out of the tents, exploring the stories shared through the prints. Come see the stories and images, and have a go at printing on a tent.”

Mon 28-Fri 1, 10am-7pm. Open preview Thur 31, 5-7pm: all welcome. For more info, visit www.acommunityshelter.com

 

 

 

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