Weʼve raised £430 to the New Art Studio. We exist to give refugees and asylum seekers a space to overcome trauma and rebuild their lives.
- London Borough of Islington, United Kingdom
- Funded on Saturday, 29th July 2017
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Asylum seekers commonly have been traumatised, marginalised and dehumanised in their home country and by their journey. Sadly, this dehumanisation does not stop when they arrive in the UK. Asylum seekers are kept in a punitive system where they are not allowed to work and forced to live on handouts and charity. Their legal case to claim asylum often takes years to conclude. Instability, imposed poverty and uncertainty for the future make it difficult to either engage with society or recover from experiences.
The New Art Studio offers something different - we provide a place of stability and friendship. Giving opportunity to recover from the nightmares of the past. The Studio offers our members the opportunity to explore and overcome trauma, regain trust in others and build a new life.
We believe that art making is transformative. The studio embraces the power of artmaking as a vehicle for recovery, where our members can learn to live with the past and find reasons to look forward to the future.
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- 2 years ago
Jon Martyn & Tania Kaczynski2 years ago
A huge thank you to all who gave generously, we raised £430 for our important work. The studio is now on a break, but back in September. Warm wishes, Jon and Tania
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Jun 23, 2017
Hope this helps get you nearer the goal to keep the studio running.
Jun 19, 2017
Supporting your great work ! G & J
Kako & Glenn Tatsuki-Blakeborough
Jun 17, 2017
It was a pure accident to be joining in to the talk this afternoon, and our day unexpectedly became interesting and inspiring. Thank you for your time to take us through the show. Best wishes.
Jun 17, 2017
Here's to continue your work.Goodluck!
Jun 16, 2017
A moving and informative exhibition at Ben UriWell done to all involved and good luck with the campaign.x
Jun 16, 2017
I saw the exhibition at Ben Uri Gallery. I know that making art is healing. The work on show and the quotes from the artists confirmed this conviction. Your work is invaluable. Respect!
Jun 13, 2017
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Jon Martyn & Tania Kaczynski
London Borough of Islington, United Kingdom
Art Psychotherapists Jon & Tania co-founded the New Art Studio in 2014. See our biographies here: http://www.newartstudio.org.uk/jon-tanya/