Our Hopes and Dreams Exhibition: Moor Market, Thursday 1st March – Monday 5th March 2018

22 Feb

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The Moor Market hosts exhibition of artwork exploring women’s hopes and dreams.

Our Hopes and Dreams Exhibition: Moor Market, Thursday 1st March – Monday 5th March 2018

Our Hopes and Dreams: Opening event Thursday 1st March 4-5.30pm

Ignite Imaginations and Aidworks are delighted to be bringing ‘Our Hopes and Dreams’ exhibition to the Moor Market. Partnering together on the project, Ignite Imaginations has facilitated creative workshops with four groups of women in Sheffield, exploring their ‘Hopes and Dreams’ through the medium of art.

Whether it’s art, music or the shared love of our home cities, it’s important to talk to the people around us about what we have in common – which is why we’re so excited to be collaborating with Ignite Imaginations to spark conversations in Sheffield about our shared hopes and dreams for the future” Mia Ali, Managing Director, Aid Works.

The workshops, run by Ignite Imaginations, bought women together from groups at Darnall Library, Together Women, Places for People and South Yorkshire Resettlement Programme, to share their hopes and dreams for their own future, and that of their families. The women were predominately refugees who have made Sheffield their home, but the groups included women who were born and brought up in the City.

Luisa Golob, CEO at Ignite says, “Facilitated by our professional artists, the women have created some awesome pieces of art, including dream catchers and a wishing tree. They highlight the fact that, no matter what our backgrounds are, we often share similarities and hold common values.

Mo Ali, Director of Programmes at Aid Works adds, “Aid Works, along with Ignite Imaginations, are passionate about undoing the dehumanisation of certain groups in the media, and through this exhibition we aim to show the public how much we all have in common, regardless of where we come from.

This project has been made possible by the generous support of the Evan Cornish Foundation and the J G Graves Charitable Trust.

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