Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK

Routes to New Roots

Routes to New Roots is an exhibition of work at St. Martin’s in the Bull Ring made by newly arrived and refugee women, who have participated in a recent project led by Craftspace and The Community Integration Partnership. The women who regularly attend one of seven children’s centres across Birmingham have worked with artists to create pieces which explore the theme of journeys and have experimented with different craft techniques. The results are colourful quilts made of recycled fabrics, screen printed tea towels and metal collages. The work explored the themes of journeys, diverse cuisine as a metaphor for travel and migration.

There are  a number of workshops in relation to the exhibition which sound really interesting:

  • 19 May & 9 June – 2.30-4.30pm – Collage with Melanie Tomlinson – Explore migration – journeys made by birds and flower seeds by making metal collages.
  • 26 May – 2.30-4.30pm  – Textile flowers with Ruth Singer : Have a go at making flower brooches using recycled fabrics, leather and other materials, including traditional and contemporary techniques.

The Routes to New Roots exhibition takes play until 15 June and is open from 10am-4.30pm Monday- Friday.  Workshops are free but you should call 0121 600 6020 to book a place.


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This entry was posted on May 17, 2010 by in Art, Workshop and tagged .
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