Delaine le Bas Exhibition
Delaine le Bas defines herself as a ‘Romani artist’. She makes installations that are raw and intense collections of drawings, handcrafted objects, textiles, found objects and images exploring intolerance, misrepresentation, displacement and homelessness that the Gypsy, Romani and Traveller communities continue to face daily. Recently Delaine’s practice has become one of artist/activist working with NGOs in Europe to campaign, advocate and promote the recognition of GRT communities, their culture and history.
Delaine has been undertaking research and ‘interventions’ in Peterborough over the past months and will be resident at Chauffeurs Cottage during late October and November. She will be working directly onto the walls to create an installation and exhibition from Monday 28th October with a private view scheduled for Sunday 3rd November at 2pm. The resulting exhibition will run until Friday 29thth November. Please feel free to pop by and talk to Delaine, and see the work in progress. This project is a partnership between 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and Metal as part of ‘To Gypsyland’, an exhibition/road trip curated by Barby Asante and funded by Arts Council England Strategic Touring Fund.
Visit Delaine’s blog http://togypsyland.blogspot.co.uk/