Celebrate a fresh perspective on art and the power of community collaboration.
Sanctuary Selects is the result of a partnership between Sanctuary in Chichester and Pallant House Gallery. Sanctuary is a volunteer-driven organisation, providing essential support and creating a sense of belonging among asylum seekers and refugees. Over the past few months, Sanctuary participants have explored the Gallery’s collection of 20th and 21st-century prints and ceramics from the Golder-Thompson Gift. They then chose works that mean something to them and shared their personal responses through accompanying labels.
The exhibition has sparked conversation between participants about what art means to different people. We hope it will inspire you to look at these artworks in new ways and encourage you to think about your own responses to them.
Sanctuary Volunteer, Bec Hopkins, who has supported the co-ordination of this project reflects:
‘Art transcends languages and connects all of us. What better way to learn from each other than to enjoy art? This is a shared goal of Pallant House Gallery and Sanctuary in Chichester. This exhibition provides a platform for refugees and asylum seekers to share their opinions and experiences with the wider community.’