Digbeth First Friday: WAR was never my CHOICE

The Ukrainian Youth Art Group working with artist @marknevillestudio

@centrala_space and GRAIN Projects, have been working with young people from Ukraine, who settled in Birmingham just after the outbreak of the war. Over a period of six months the young people have worked with internationally acclaimed artist Mark Neville, attended workshops and made images that are a reflection on their experience, having left their homes to seek safety.

The photographs, projections and text have been curated to present an installation which is open to visitors on Friday 7th July at Centrala Space. The young people will be there to talk about their artwork.

The photography project has provided an exciting experience to work with an internationally acclaimed artist, develop photography skills and share their experiences and memories in a safe place. Themes explored include home, place, identity, hope, pride and separation. The Centrala youth club is a space and opportunity for the young people to come together, share experiences, explore working together creatively through collaboration and be a part of Centrala’s community.

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