New Art Studio taking up residence in our Room to Breathe exhibition

The New Art Studio is taking up residence in the art studio in our Room to Breathe exhibition from 17 January until 24 February 2019.

The New Art Studio is a London-based therapeutic art studio for asylum seekers and refugees, providing a safe space for some of the most dispossessed members of our society.

The studio not only offers a place of solace, friendship and camaraderie, it is a place where all emotion is accepted and held through the power of collective art making. The studio works to give relief from the effects of profound trauma. Making art can be a profound way of connecting with one’s experiences, and making visible what can be difficult to put into words.

During its residency, the studio will be exhibiting artworks produced by its members, which will form a part of our Room to Breathe exhibition. Tania Kaczynski and Jon Martyn, art psychotherapists and founders of the New Art Studio, will also be running a series of weekly drop-in public workshops on Saturday afternoons, providing you with the opportunity to develop your understanding of the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers through art making and discussion.

Participation in the workshops is free, although donations are welcomed. No registration is required – just turn up on the day. Click here for more information on the workshops

Residency details:

Dates: 17 January–24 February 2019

Address: Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG

Opening hours: Thursday 12pm–8pm, Friday–Sunday 12pm–6pm

Workshop timetable:
Saturday 19 January 2019, 2pm–5pm
Saturday 26 January 2019, 2pm–5pm
Saturday 2 February 2019, 2pm–5pm
Saturday 9 February 2019, 2pm–5pm
Saturday 16 February 2019, 2pm–5pm
Saturday 23 February 2019, 2pm–5pm

The New Art Studio is our latest artist in residence as part of our Room to Breathe exhibition.

Find out more about New Art Studio (links to external website)


About the art studio in Room to Breathe

The art studio inside our Room to Breathe exhibition is a space curated by visual art and educator Dima Karout to explore the role of art and creativity in helping people settle into new lives in Britain, and to offer educational art experiences for visitors. Each month, the studio will host a different migrant artist to share their work and process.

View the full schedule of artists in residence and find out more about Room to Breathe

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