Following the closure of Londonewcastles original project space in Shoreditch, after a successful eight years, the new and more intimate Gallery 46 has opened in Summer 2016.
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Gallery 46 in Whitechapel is our new sister gallery to be used as Londonewcastle Project Space. The new space, established through the partnership of Martin J Tickner and Sean McLusky and Fruitmachine founders, Martin Bell & Wai Hung Young breaks fresh ground for the open-source, non-conformist curatorial approach Tickner and McLusky employed at their (rightly) notorious MEN Gallery, in Shoreditch.Housed in a pair of newly renovated Georgian houses in the grounds of Whitechapel Hospital, GALLERY 46 is set over 3 floors and 8 rooms and is a kaleidoscopic addition to Whitechapel’s burgeoning gallery scene and close by its artistic...→
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Hope & Hopelessness: an immersive experience in a refugee camp
Friday 14th Tuesday – 18th October 2016 TBC
Private viewing: Friday 14th October, 19:00 – 22:00
Public Admission: Saturday 15th October to Tuesday18th October, 10:00 – 18:00
Due to the closure of the Balkan route in March 2016, Greece has become the epicentre of the European refugee crisis, with over 57,000 currently stranded in mainland Greece as well as several islands including Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos. Thousands have been dispersed into official military camps, detention centres, squats and private social housing, whilst others are stuck on the streets with no food or basic necessities. In a country plagued by its own economic turmoil, Greece is truly suffering the failed European political system.
Over the past 6 months Eleanor Yankah and Tania De Sousa have been volunteering independently across Northern Greece, giving immediate aid to thousands of men, women and children. Their journey began in March 2016, where they took their first trip together to the Greek/FRYOM border, Idomeni. They continued their work in Idomeni until May 2016, meeting and sustaining relationships with families and individuals alike. Unfortunately, the 18,000 residing in Idomeni were evacuated to official military camps based in small towns like Sindos, Oreokastro, Polikastro and Lagkadikia, to name a few. Eleanor began documenting the hopelessness within each camp they visited, wanting to share
their point of view to the world; indespicable living conditions and inedible food. Although their future is yet unknown, a beautiful and unexpected glimmer of hope was found along this photographical journey.
‘In every child there is an innocence, an insuppressible energy; and it’s that which develops into strength from which the adults in the camps draw from. They smile, play, laugh and love mercilessly but when you look into their eyes, behind the momentary smiles, t hese children are tired, stressed, visibly traumatised and incredibly vulnerable.’
Within these abysmal and depressing conditions; where many have lost hope; these children are the symbols of hope.
The World Is Ours To Share exhibition will take you on an intimate journey into the everyday reality of living in a refugee camp. You’ll have the unique opportunity to see, feel, touch and smell every aspect as you step into their “home” and walk a mile in their shoes.