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Sanctuary Selects: Voices from our Community

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Image of a woman riding a horse next to a tree. At base of the tree is a rabbit. The woman is wearing a long coat and hat. The woman, rabbit, horse and tree are all brown pink coloured with a floral background. The background is purple with the same floral pattern in lighter blue..

Celebrate a fresh perspective on art and the power of community collaboration.

Sanctuary Selects was 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 a number of months in 2023, Sanctuary participants explored the Gallery’s collection of 20th and 21st-century prints and ceramics from the Golder-Thompson Gift. They then chose works that meant something to them and shared their personal responses through accompanying labels.

The exhibition sparked conversation between participants about what art means to different people. We hope it inspired visitors to look at these artworks in new ways and encouraged personal responses to them.

Sanctuary Volunteer, Bec Hopkins, who supported the co-ordination of this project reflected:

‘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.’

Download large print labels.

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