Artist Anna Ray gives an update on the Home commission after a weekend of exciting workshops in Ashford, Kent. As part of the Create Platform (Create Festival) in Ashford, we exhibited work in progress and offered free art workshops for members of the public in a vacant shop space. Over three days, passers by were […]

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  Artist Anna Ray will be delivering free art workshops in Ashford town centre as part of Create Festival this weekend. From Saturday 14- Monday 16 July Anna will be hosting the drop-in workshops at Park Mall Shopping Centre. Open to all ages, the workshops are based around the theme of ‘home’. Participants will be […]

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Artist Anna Ray reflects on the start of the ‘home‘ commission with mothers from Ashford. In my research for the ‘Home’ commission I have considered the wealth of making and artistry in Syria. The Syrian government gifted Queen Elizabeth II thirty yards of Nassan Brothers’ silk brocade for her wedding gown. Indigenous crafts can also […]

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People United’s 2018 commissions will be exploring the themes of Home and Self-Identity. They will be run in association with Diocese of Canterbury and Ashford Borough Council and supported by Arts Council England (Home) and Joining Hands, Joining Hearts, and supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Optivo (Self-Identity). The artists chosen to lead these commissions […]

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The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou We are looking for mothers in Ashford to join forces with newly arrived Syrian Refugee women for an exciting and unique art project.  Taking place between April and October 2018 […]

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