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News of two workshops being run at Eva Sajovic’s “Be-Longing” exhibition at 198.

Workshop with Delaine Le Bas – Saturday 13 February 2010, 12-5pm

Delaine Le Bas is part of the UK Romany community. In her works she explores many of the experiences of intolerance, misrepresentation, transitional displacement and homelessness that the community continues to experience. She uses multi media creating installations that include performance and music. Le Bas’ work was included in Paradise Lost, The First Roma Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2007; Refusing Exclusion, Prague Biennale 3, Prague 2007; Living Together, Museo De Arte Contemporeanea De Vigo, Spain, 2009 (curated by Emma Dexter and Xabier Arakistain). Her most recent exhibition was Foreigners Everywhere, with Claire Fontaine, Karl Holmqvist and Damian Le Bas at Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv. She is included in Sixty: Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future by Thames & Hudson. Delaine Le Bas is represented by Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin and Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin.

Delaine is inviting people to join her for a workshop to create a piece for the gallery window cabinets, exploring the themes of Eva Sajovic’s  “Be-Longing: Traveller’s Stories, Traveller’s Lives”:  BELONGING, IDENTITY, MIGRATION, COMMUNITY, DIASPORA.

Delaine is asking participants to bring objects and images related to these ideas to contribute to the installation that will be created at the workshop.

See more examples of her work on Flickr.

The Role of Photography and Media in Challenging Stereotypes and Prejudice when Representing Gypsy, Traveller and Roma Communities – Wednesday 17 February 2010,7-9pm

This seminar will be chaired by leading  Gypsy Journalist Jake Bowers.

After growing up on the road as one of 17 children, increasingly hostile public attitudes and the impending arrival of the first of his three children pushed him into a more settled life. He now runs the Gypsy Media Company, providing education about Gypsies and Travellers through media, and presents Rokker Radio, a BBC programme for the travelling community.

With:

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Delaine Le Bas

R Point

Michael Cleere

Sarah Butler

And others including people from http://www.oicd.net/

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