We are hosting artwork by a selection of foreign nationals detained at the Immigration Removal Centre on Portland.
The work to be exhibited at Outpost - b-side’s project space on Portland, and will include work on a variety of themes with some large scale collaborative works. Some of the work to be shown in this exhibition is by men who have never created artworks before.
All the work to be exhibited at Outpost will have been created in the art room at the IRC. The detainees have access to the IRC’s art room 4 days a week, during this time they work with art teacher Amanda Knight to create work for a variety of purposes. Some make work to send back to their families and some men take the opportunity to deal with the feelings they experience whilst being detained.
Several works within the exhibition have been created in response to the theme of souvenirs; creating a souvenir of home, whilst other works have been created over time as an outlet during what is a very uncertain period of their lives.
We look forward to seeing you at Outpost.