Art Refuge and Aida Silvestri: online workshop for Refugee Week


16 Jun 2020 11.00-12.00


Join us for a free online workshop led by Bobby Lloyd and Miriam Usiskin from Art Refuge, and artist Aida Silvestri.

This will be an opportunity to learn about their practice and to participate in a creative session for their Coronaquilt Silhouettes project.

Attendance is free as part of Refugee Week 2020. To reserve places please register via Eventbrite.

Art Refuge uses art and art therapy to support the mental health and well-being of displaced people, both in the UK and internationally. In addition to ongoing programmes with refugees in the UK and France, the charity offers arts-based skills-sharing workshops, crisis support and consultation to frontline staff, currently in relation to Covid-19.

Responding in mid March to community level displacement due to coronavirus, Art Refuge launched CORONAQUILT on Rituals of the Everyday, with contributions from 25 countries so far; and is delighted to collaborate with Aida Silvestri on the CORONAQUILT SILHOUETTE initiative.

Aida Silvestri is a UK-based artist who creates work concerning sensitive issues of culture, ethnicity, identity, health, politics and the urban landscape. She holds a BA (First Hons) in photography from the University of Westminster, London. She has experience in running workshops and public speaking on these issues. Her work explores new and unique approaches to documentary photography to raise awareness, give voice to voiceless and to promote acceptance within communities.​

All welcome. Age 16+


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