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My Self group exhibition: Sittingbourne
19th September 2019 @ 11:00 am - 30th September 2019 @ 4:00 pm
‘My Self’ is an inclusive group exhibition exploring identity and showing in three venues across Sittingbourne in September 2019.
The My Self project is led by The Mess Room, an innovative, creative and accessible community hub based at Sun Pier House in Chatham.
Established by award-winning artists Wendy Daws and Christopher Sacre who work with diverse groups with particular blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard of hearing people.
Created by artists of all ages, from 3 months to 96 years, the artwork is a collection of painting, sculpture, mixed media, collage.
Where you can see My Self:
Ideas Test, No.34, Sittingbourne High Street
See sculptures including The My Self Shed, made from stories by students from Danecourt School, Barnsole Primary Trust and All Faiths Children’s Academy (also look up New York’s The Shed).
Phoenix House Community Centre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
See paintings and Wonky Portraits in the corridor of Phoenix House (opposite Sittingbourne Post Office).
Sittingbourne Library, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
At Sittingbourne Library (next to Phoenix House) you can see a sculpture made by a Sittingbourne local, an autobiographical art book by a My Self participant, and many more Wonky Portraits.
Plus you can join artist Wendy Daws to make your own ‘Wonky Portrait’ on Saturday 21st September at Sittingbourne Library between 2pm to 4pm.
About My Self:
The My Self exhibition, curated by Matt Bray, with additional help from Kat Pelger and The Ideas Test team, is the culmination of The Mess Room’s collaboration with Sun Pier House on their Open Arts programme.
With funding and invaluable support from Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant Funding, Sun Pier House, Kent Association for the Blind, Ideas Test, University of Kent, Medway Council and Medway Voluntary Action and many, many friends.