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Narratives of Displacement

18th February 2020 - 21st March 2020

11:00 - View all performance times

Solent Showcase Gallery , 157-187 Above Bar Street

Information: 023 8031 9120

Created by Iraqi and Syrian women who have found refuge in Germany, the UK and Jordan in 2018, the pieces in this exhibition examine how refugee women negotiate their identities and senses of belonging through shaping social relations, challenging religious boundaries and facilitating community belonging and integration within their new diasporas.

The art was created in collaboration with University of Birmingham academic Dr Yafa Shanneik and internationally-renowned artist Dr Rachel Gadsden, who was assisted by Palestinian artist Amna Ali Hussein. The exhibition is part of Shanneik’s research project, funded by the British Academy and Council for British Research in the Levant.

In a series of art workshops with the refugee women and families in 2018, Gadsden used the ‘body mapping’ technique, an artistic tool for creating life-sized images, that traces the contours of the individual’s body. Through the workshops the women were able to counter gender-based narratives of fragility and vulnerability and develop narratives of strength, courage and empowerment.

This exhibition runs from January 24th until March 21st 2020 and is part of a six month series titled 'Displaced Series' which explores displacement, identity and social perception.

Part of the Mayflower 400 Anniversary Programme in Southampton

Event Dates


Dates Performance Duration Tickets
18 Feb 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
19 Feb 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
20 Feb 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
21 Feb 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
22 Feb 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
25 Feb 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
26 Feb 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
27 Feb 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
28 Feb 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
29 Feb 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
3 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
4 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
5 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
6 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
7 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
10 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
11 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
12 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
13 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
14 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
17 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
18 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
19 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
20 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free
21 Mar 2020 - 11:00 6 hours Free

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