Anna Ray News 
November 2018

View this email in your browser

'Flowers Gather Hearts' by Anna Ray
Since March I have been working with women in Ashford, Kent, on a special commission for People United and The Diocese of Canterbury. The group comprises of long term residents and newly arrived Syrian refugees. A crèche was set up within the workshops, so the women's children have been able join in the making and play alongside us. Together we have been making artwork considering notions of 'Home'. Please find here your invitation (English) (Arabic) to the upcoming exhibition in Ashford and the press release.

'Gather' detail by Anna Ray
For the commission I have created a series of thirty-three repeat prints on silk, linen and cotton, from the participants collaborative and individual artwork. With these diverse fabrics I have made a new series and also an edition of sixty swatch cards. The cards will be given to the participants, partners and volunteers at the opening of the exhibition. The fabrics have been selected to reflect each person's unique contribution to the project. 

'Home' edition by Anna Ray
As part of the final commission I have produced a film of a performance, which shows the participants layering their artwork over a table. The performance begins with a traditional Syrian Aghabani tablecloth being laid over a hand embroidered tablecloth made by my grandmother. This performance will be repeated at the opening event. View the film 'Home' on vimeo here.

'Home' film still by Anna Ray

You can find more detail and images on the 'Home' blog:
Home Blog: Discovering ‘Home’ with Syrian mothers
Home Blog: Exploring Stamps and Colour at Create Festival
Home Blog: The Home Within Ourselves

Photograph by Anna Ray

Many thanks to People UnitedDiocese of Canterbury, Ashford Borough Council and Arts Council England for supporting this unique project.

This communication is confidential. All intellectual property rights, including copyright, in its content, including but not limited to attached and related artwork, designs, drawings, images, installations, ideas, concepts and proposals, are and shall be exclusively owned by Anna Ray. No licences are granted in this communication and all rights are reserved.
Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list


This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Anna Ray Artist · Kemp House · 152 – 160 City Road · London, Greater London EC1V 2NX · United Kingdom

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp