Photo credits: Ruth Edson
Over the past two days we’ve been installing the In Translation exhibition.
Day 1 involved putting up the EMB posters. This is the first time Manchester Art Gallery has exhibited a full set of the posters. The exhibition will show two full sets plus three individual posters, all chosen by the women in the groups with UHC. The subject matter is contentious and faces an aspect of British history head on. Next to each of the posters will be some text written by the women offering their perspectives on the posters and their experience of migrating to the UK.
Today, we started to install the work created by UHC in collaboration with the three women’s groups. It’s really starting to come together and is looking fantastic. We’ve been joined by some of the women from each of the groups. It’s been a privilege for me to spend time with them talking about the project and their experiences.
Yesterday, we spent a morning planning events throughout the year. The first event is happening this Saturday with Dr Melanie Horton from MMU and six women from the three groups. Melanie wrote her PhD on the EMB posters and has an amazing knowledge about their history. Melanie and the women very quickly developed a great rapport and began an interesting conversation about the posters chosen for the exhibition. Melanie and the women will be delivering a talk at Manchester Art Gallery on Saturday 25 Feb between 3.30 and 4.30, following the exhibition launch. Please book by contacting Katie Athey at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Manchester Art Gallery
Limited edition screen prints of the Migratory Bird Studies featured in the exhibition will be available from the Manchester Art Gallery shop from mid-march.
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