‘Home’ Art Exhibition

Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, Cambridge
10 to 29 June 2019, Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Inspired by the theme of Home, featuring multimedia artworks by international and UK established artists, refugees and art students

On Wednesday 12 June we held a viewing evening —
see photos and the full report here.

CamCRAG is holding an art exhibition to support homeless people in Cambridge and refugees in Calais and northern France.

The project is designed to raise awareness and funding for refugees, and our associated charity Cambridge Churches Homeless Project. It is an opportunity for artists, whether professionally established or newcomers, to contribute to this urgent cause as well as to publicise their work.

 
Exhibition Artists

Susan Bittker
Valerie Armstrong
Kate Swindlehurst
Georgina Fellows
Polly Waterfield
Abdul Saboor Jan
Aran Illingworth
Natalia Gonzalez
Sarah & Elgan Manton Roseblade
Kay Goodridge
Sarah Bold
Harry Bowyer
Clarissa Balaszeskul Hawes
Ian White (Tejasiddhi)
Simon Draper
Avril Elward

Diana Charnley
Huiping Yang
Dawes Gray
Dragana Lazici
Rebecca Torrance
Elmira & Ramona Zadissa
Susie Johnson & Idit Nathan
Idit Nathan
Bertie Smith
Judith Weik
Catharine Blydenstein
Yul HR Kang
Andrea Bonetti
Menelaos Myrillas
Deanna Tyson
Sami Kourbaj

Exhibition Catalogue

To Drop Anchor  by  Elmira Zadissa & Ramona Zadissa

Unframed print £90 AVAILABLE TO ORDER
Purchase Enquiries: info@zadissa.com 07856 929013
Life, a khatamkari, delicate pieces in eternal patterns sealed under solid varnish
Fragments of fleeting memories, captured in an overexposed negative,
letters on histories broken by time, yet strong enough to pull the weight of the future
Leaving the comfort of childhood starry nights on rooftops
for the patient lace-work of endless pine forests under the brightest summer nights,
Token of it all, pages indifferent to the journeys you have made, a European passport,
effortlessly taking you to places you will never call home
On unknown paths, yet never lost,
No longer growing roots but learning to drop anchor

Lawful Evacuation  by  Yul Kang

NOT FOR SALE
I drew it when we were notified that we had to leave our first home in this country after only a few months, without our wrongdoing. The objects drawn were in our living room at the time. They sat there, peaceful and harmonious, but I felt like they were thrown into a sea of uncertainties.
Yul Kang, MD, PhD, is a tenant and an international migrant, who loves drawing (ykcrafts.wordpress.com). He studies neuroscience at Cambridge, and is a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. He is the father of Eunsu Kang, whose work “Caravan” is also exhibited here.

Grandma Comfy Ready to Move  by  Yul Kang

NOT FOR SALE
To me, moving often feels like starting a new life, and ending the old one. The latter loomed large when we had to move against our will. We had to disassemble our beloved “Grandma Comfy”, a recliner we are attached to. She looked liked luggage and we felt sorry for her.
On our moving day, Grandma Comfy looked as if she was taking a nap. She was sitting there as if she was fine. She looked ready for her next life, to greet us again, in our new place.
Yul Kang, MD, PhD, is a tenant and an international migrant, who loves drawing (ykcrafts.wordpress.com). He studies neuroscience at Cambridge, and is a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. He is the father of Eunsu Kang, whose work “Caravan” is also exhibited here.

Caravan  by  Eunsu Kang (aged 9 years)

£60
Purchase Enquiries: yul.kang@eng.cam.ac.uk 07480 322716

I wanted my toys to have an adventure, like the toys in Toy Story. I got the idea of the caravan from the book, “Little House On the Prairie”. I thought this was good for the Home Exhibition because a caravan is like a moving home.

Listen  by  Diana Charnley

Collagraph print £320
Purchase Enquiries: charnleydiana@gmail.com

Recent Exhibitions:
2017 : ‘Ancient Myth and Urban Narrative’ Hive Art Space • Rabley Studio Printmakers, Rabley Contemporary • Evolver Prize Exhibition, Thelma Hulbert Gallery • Bankside Gallery, London. National Original Print Exhibition • Winner of Badger Press Award • ‘Fall’, 19 paintings. Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe.
2018 : Evolver Prize Exhibition at ACEARTS Somerton • NEAC Annual Open, Mall Galleries, London • Society of Women Artists Annual Open, Mall Galleries, London • Royal West of England Academy, Annual Open Competition
2019 : Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition London 10 June – 12 August
www.dianacharnley.co.uk
Instagram : charnleydianastudio

Refuge  by  Diana Charnley

Oil on canvas £350
Purchase Enquiries: charnleydiana@gmail.com

Recent Exhibitions:
2017 : ‘Ancient Myth and Urban Narrative’ Hive Art Space • Rabley Studio Printmakers, Rabley Contemporary • Evolver Prize Exhibition, Thelma Hulbert Gallery • Bankside Gallery, London. National Original Print Exhibition • Winner of Badger Press Award • ‘Fall’, 19 paintings. Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe.
2018 : Evolver Prize Exhibition at ACEARTS Somerton • NEAC Annual Open, Mall Galleries, London • Society of Women Artists Annual Open, Mall Galleries, London • Royal West of England Academy, Annual Open Competition
2019 : Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition London 10 June – 12 August
www.dianacharnley.co.uk
Instagram : charnleydianastudio

Homeless with Union Jack  by  Susan Bittker

£50 (all proceeds donated to CamCRAG)
Purchase Enquiries: homeart@camcrag.org.uk

www.dailyshots.co.uk

Welcome to My Home  by  Susan Bittker

£50 (all proceeds donated to CamCRAG)
Purchase Enquiries: homeart@camcrag.org.uk

www.dailyshots.co.uk

Together Towards  by  Polly Waterfield

£75
Purchase Enquiries: polly.waterfield@ntlworld.com 01223 529763

Much of my work is concerned with the search for a sense of belonging, or the absence or presence of a mother figure. This image uses the silhouette from a photo of myself with my mother, looking out to sea.

Tea  by  Rebecca Torrance

£60 linocut print, edition of 20
Purchase Enquiries: rebecca.torrance.prints@gmail.com 07419 785754

Tea in its various forms is an emblem of warmth, of welcome and of sustenance for people around the world and across our own divided culture. How can we “put the kettle on” for all those in our city who are in different situations to us?

Cathy’s Toile, 2019  by  Dawes Gray

£60 (framed) : £30 (unframed)
Purchase Enquiries: dawesgrayart@gmail.com 07853 065126

My print tells the story of Cathy Ward, a young working class girl, portrayed by Carol White in Ken Loach’s influential film, Cathy Come Home. First aired over 50 years ago, the drama offers a graphic portrayal of the treatment of an ordinary family by public authorities, as they grapple with homelessness. At first we see Cathy’s optimism upon moving to London, finding a job and falling in love. However, her dream of living in a stylish flat with a rubber plant is short lived, as her life soon begins to fall apart.

Feel at Home Wherever One Goes 1  by  Huiping Yang

£240
Purchase Enquiries: johnyang1006@hotmail.com

Psychogeography is the early development of my work. My understanding of psychogeography in a mental stage is about the fragmentary memory. The word Home seems to be abstract for me, because I have been travel between China and London for 7 years since year 2011 until present days. My initial home where I have been brought up has been destroyed by urban construction last year. At that time I started to think about the meaning of home. What makes me feels home and what is home means to me. In year 2011 I started my Fine Art course in UK. In my memory England is my second home. These two pieces of work is based on the furniture photo I took from China and England. I am trying to present the complicated feeling by using the chaotic ink marks. Although sometimes I feel losing the connection between myself and home. I want to deliver the positive attitude to people and myself through the artwork by saying feel at home wherever one goes. For more information about me please visit www.huipingyang.com

Feel at Home Wherever One Goes 2  by  Huiping Yang

£240
Purchase Enquiries: johnyang1006@hotmail.com

Psychogeography is the early development of my work. My understanding of psychogeography in a mental stage is about the fragmentary memory. The word Home seems to be abstract for me, because I have been travel between China and London for 7 years since year 2011 until present days. My initial home where I have been brought up has been destroyed by urban construction last year. At that time I started to think about the meaning of home. What makes me feels home and what is home means to me. In year 2011 I started my Fine Art course in UK. In my memory England is my second home. These two pieces of work is based on the furniture photo I took from China and England. I am trying to present the complicated feeling by using the chaotic ink marks. Although sometimes I feel losing the connection between myself and home. I want to deliver the positive attitude to people and myself through the artwork by saying feel at home wherever one goes. For more information about me please visit www.huipingyang.com

Various photographs  by  Abdul Saboor Jan

£50 each (all proceeds to CamCRAG)
Purchase Enquiries: homeart@camcrag.org.uk

Abdul Saboor never stopped taking photographs on the long road that led him from Afghanistan to France. In 2015 he was forced to flee his homeland after receiving threats from the Taliban. Saboor used his smartphone as a tool to create, remember and speak about the difficulties experienced by refugees in the everyday activities of washing, sleeping and communicating.
More photographs by Abdul Saboor are on display outside the Great St Mary’s Church Gift Shop throughout this exhibition.

Just One Would Do  by  Bertie Smith

£70 (framed) : £40 (unframed) Edition of 20
Purchase Enquiries: www.BertieArt.co.uk

As an artist I use print to create and assemble collections of everyday items, with the intention of encouraging the viewer to look again at the everyday and see beyond their function.
For most of us keys are small and functional, carried around in our bags and pockets. They are part of the everyday. We forget how powerful a key can be, they can open doors (literally) and provide protection, opportunity and a future. They are a symbol for home.

Home is Where the Heart Is  by  Harry Bowyer

NOT FOR SALE

Inspired by the Golden Heart Pub, Spitalfields, London

… The Road  by  Tejasiddhi

£55 (Edition of 10)
Purchase Enquiries: Tejasiddhi.images@gmail.com  01825 732594

A Room in My Home  by  Avril Elward

£85
Purchase Enquiries: Avril.elward@btinternet.com  01675 464581  07968 285685

Alvril Elward’s photographs are derived from her interest in places and spaces of our changing environment, especially parts of our cities where once homes and industry thrived, now abandoned and derelict.

This is all I have to call my home   by  Avril Elward

£85
Purchase Enquiries: Avril.elward@btinternet.com  01675 464581  07968 285685

Alvril Elward’s photographs are derived from her interest in places and spaces of our changing environment, especially parts of our cities where once homes and industry thrived, now abandoned and derelict.

This was my home  by  Avril Elward

£85
Purchase Enquiries: Avril.elward@btinternet.com  01675 464581  07968 285685

Alvril Elward’s photographs are derived from her interest in places and spaces of our changing environment, especially parts of our cities where once homes and industry thrived, now abandoned and derelict.

Home  by  Natalia Gonzaålez Acosta

£80
Purchase Enquiries: Natalia.ga3@gmail.com  07532 810219

What does home mean? This is the question that started “home”, a photographic project that allowed me to explore the interpretation of home of four narrowboat owners. As a Mexican photographer I question the work I produce, since I feel like an outsider in the both of the places that I consider my home. With this series of images I attempt to understand what home means to people that are part of a close-knit community in Cambridge. I created these photographs with John in his narrowboat, “Katy”, moored on the river Cam.

Balcony  by  Dragana Lazici

Enquiries: miss.lazici@gmail.com

My grandparents lived in Timisoara (Romania) in their communist era flat for over fifty years. Together, they enjoyed sitting on their balcony on warm days and listening to the birds in the yard. I grew up in Canada and spent most of my life away from them. Often when we called them they would say that they were having dinner on the balcony. They were content with what little they had living together, forgetting about their harsh past.

Yellow House  by  Dragana Lazici

Enquiries: miss.lazici@gmail.com

This picture was taken a couple of years ago in a village on the border with Serbia in Romania. This is my great aunt and the home she was born into and where she died last year. Hard labour from dawn to dusk dictated her whole life and generations before her. This yellow house was only part of a larger farm. Her family relied on the farm to survive for over a century using the same farming methods since it was built. Currently the farm is empty waiting for a buyer and the funny stories she once told sadly gone too.

Who Caused Homelessness?  by  Simon Draper

£45 (limited edition of 10, all proceeds to CamCRAG)
Purchase Enquiries: homeart@camcrag.org.uk

The image was inspired by the iconography of Elizabeth Frink. It asks who has failed to provide sufficient housing and shelter in our comparatively wealthy country – and says that we must stop this malfunction in society.

Chairs ‘Grand Synthe’  by  Sarah and Elgan Manton-Roseblade

NOT FOR SALE

Tents ‘Dunkirk’  by  Sarah and Elgan Manton-Roseblade

NOT FOR SALE

Les Étrangers  by  Valerie Armstrong

£1150
Purchase Enquiries: www.valeriearmstrong.com

This painting was completed in France in 2015. It was painted in reaction to the pain I felt seeing migrants forced unwillingly to leave their homelands and often their families, to face terrible loss and danger in order to land on the shores of Europe.

Moorings  by  Georgina Fellows

£600
Purchase Enquiries: george.fellows@btinternet.com  01628 521653

I painted this picture overlooking the harbour at Mousehole in Cornwall. It’s a tiny harbour protected by a huge wall, and gives me a great feeling of safety and protection from troubles.

Mother’s Day  by  Kay Goodridge

£150
Purchase Enquiries: kay.goodridge@phonecoop.coop   07974 786802

This image tells the universal story of many mothers who have to leave their children and families due to war and destruction of their homes and countries. Some precious keepsakes survive with them, despite the many journeys and struggles these women have to stay alive and to thrive in a strange country.
You can also listen to a one hour podcast produced by Kay Goodridge and Nik Skelton:
audioboom.com/posts/6267263-the-sound-of-home

Teatime  by  Kay Goodridge

£150
Purchase Enquiries: kay.goodridge@phonecoop.coop   07974 786802

Teatime with new friends from Syria. You always welcome us warmly into your home with tea and friendship.
You can also listen to more people’s stories told through the music that has accompanied them throughout their lives on this one hour podcast produced by Kay Goodridge and Nik Skelton:
audioboom.com/posts/6267263-the-sound-of-home

Madonna and Children  by  Aran Illingworth

£1000
Purchase Enquiries: aranillingworth@btinternet.com  01480 812644

A young woman begging with children in the streets of Delhi. She is looking at her baby with compassion. Sorrow in her eyes share us a glimpse of her suffering in silence. And the child is reaching out — for what — food or love?

A Journey Away  by  Aran Illingworth

£350
Purchase Enquiries: aranillingworth@btinternet.com  01480 812644

Two Rohingya Muslims – a mother and her child – have fled Burma’s Rakhine State to escape the Burmese military’s large-scale campaign of ethnic cleansing. Most Rohingya refugees have made their way to Bangladesh either across the Naf river that forms the border or up the coast, often on rickety boats. Mothers travelling with children are particularly vulnerable to starvation, as young travellers are given no rations so women often go hungry to ensure that their sons and daughters can eat. This desperate exodus has been going on for years, largely unnoticed until regional governments that had been taking in the migrants started turning away men, women and children, many of whom had spent weeks at sea.

Worry Not  by  Judith Weik

£120
Purchase Enquiries: judith.weik@gmail.com  07717 221587

www.judithweik.com

Photograph  by  Andrea Bonetti

£75 (unframed, all proceeds to CamCRAG)
Purchase Enquiries: homeart@camcrag.org.uk

Photograph  by  Menelaos Myrillas

£75 (unframed, all proceeds to CamCRAG)
Purchase Enquiries: homeart@camcrag.org.uk

Leaving Home — The Suitcase  by  Clarissa Balaszeskul-Hawes (daughter of Ellen Balaszeskul née Griefenhagen)

NOT FOR SALE

When I started to translate my mother’s luggage list for this exhibition I was deeply moved and wondered at length what she would have felt at the time of compiling it, when she had no guarantee that she would actually make it to England.
Like so many Holocaust survivors she was loath to talk about those times.
What did she feel on leaving Berlin, her home of 25 years? Her life, her friends, her town, the flat she had grown up in? Was she hopeful and optimistic or frightened and traumatised, or was she both?
I imagine she would have been relieved to leave the horror, loss and destruction, the exclusion and stamping out of any human rights for Jews. She had lost her citizenship, her right to education or a career, her freedom of movement. Day after day more restrictions, more fear. A completely disempowered life. Yet it had been her home and identity.

 

SOS (Save Our Souls) 2019  by  Idit Nathan and Susie Johnson

£50 (unframed print)
Purchase Enquiries: susiecjohnson@fastmail.fm

All The Homes She Ever 2019  by  Idit Nathan

NOT FOR SALE

It’s A Jungle Out There  by  Sarah Bold

£4200
Purchase Enquiries: sarahabold@yahoo.co.uk  07950 379535

My work responds to our movement, migration and settlement across the landscape, how we make our mark upon it, and how we connect to ‘place’. The nature of our existence and the mark we make upon the landscape is transitory in comparison to the geological processes of the Earth. It is the migratory and transitory nature of our existence, predominantly within the rural landscape, that I aim to convey within my work.
Sarah lives and works as an artist in the Western Isles of Scotland. She studied painting at Wimbledon University (UAL), London. Upon graduating she was selected to show in the FBA Futures group show, Mall Galleries, London. Sarah has shown in both group and solo shows. Her work was also selected for the Clyde & Co art award group show, and Capsticks exhibitions and collected by Landmark.
Her work has been featured on saatchiart.com and interviewed @postcardwall, Traction magazine.
www.sarahbold.com

Scheherazade and the Silk Road  by  Deanna Tyson

Mixed Media and Stitch

www.deanna-tyson.com

 

Gimme Shelter  by  Deanna Tyson

Spray Paint and Stitch

www.deanna-tyson.com

 

Aliens Crossing  by  Deanna Tyson

Mixed Media and Stitch

www.deanna-tyson.com