Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
What Does Sanctuary Mean To You?
'Nine Heads' by Kamai Shah
Over four thousand miles away from London, an exhibition was launched at the Museum of Kenya in 2010. Featuring the work of Sanctuary Artists, it explored the concept of what the term 'sanctuary' actually means, and focused on cultural, political, and environmental differences.
Sanctuary: Home, Away, The Common Ground has now travelled across the seas and landed in the Brunei Gallery in Russell Square. The gallery is on the grounds of The University of London, and showcases work from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
This particular exhibition is free to visit until the 21st September. and is an international collaboration with artists from the UK, Algeria, and Kenya. They are members of Sanctuary Artists, an organisation that promotes awareness of the charity, Metropolitan Sanctuary for Sick Children Neyri Kenya.
The various forms of mixed media on display is designed to be interacted with, and ultimately asks the question, 'what does sanctuary mean to you?'