Swansea City of Sanctuary’s Traveling Exhibition: Home Away from Home will be at The National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Rd, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD, from Saturday 18th June until Sunday 17th July 2022. This exhibition is taking place in the Museum’s Colonnade.
Swansea became the first City of Sanctuary in Wales, and the second in the UK, in 2010. This exhibition is a celebration of all the people and organisations who have been involved in making Swansea a City of Sanctuary for over ten years. Discover the stories of those who have sought sanctuary in Swansea and how they have helped shape the city to become a more welcoming space.
The exhibition was well received during the pilot showing at The Grand Multicultural Hub in March. Developed with support from the Swansea Museum, Swansea University, and the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, the exhibition is truly an example that Swansea City of Sanctuary is what our supporters do.
Home Away From Home will be at The National Waterfront Museum during Refugee Week 2022, a time to celebrate the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. We are also delighted to have our Exhibition up during a time where One World: Art from Penally is also on, in the Museum’s White Wall Gallery.
There are various events taking place during the time of our exhibition, including a Sanctuary Celebration of Schools event, a meeting to reinstate the Swansea City of Sanctuary Arts Network, and additional art workshops with local schools. Please contact Swansea City of Sanctuary directly if you have interest in any of these events: firstname.lastname@example.org.