MIGRATION & SEAS/SEAWORLD -BUILDING PEACE THROUGH THE OCEANS
WORKSHOP LED BY SALMA ZULFIQAR , http://www.salmazulfiqar.com/
The project is part of the SEA(S)FORUM /GRANTS 2017 , http://seas.ionionartscenter.gr/
‘’The Seas are vehicles for building understanding and peace between communities around the World. The Seas are a vehicle for transporting and connecting people and cultures. They allow people to experience and immerse themselves in different cultures so that we can learn from one another and learn to live with one another in peace,’’ Salma Zulfiqar
WORKSHOP <<SEAWORLD -BUILDING PEACE THROUGH THE OCEANS>>
British artist and international humanitarian communications specialist, Salma Zulfiqar, will hold an exploratory creative workshop on the relationship between Migration and the SEAS.
Artists will identify strands they would like to document through art and will be invited to create artwork in the form of paintings, films, videos or photography on the issue of Migration and the Seas.
Participants will brainstorm and discuss current issues related to Migration and the SEAS . What Migration means to all artists taking part and how this can be interpreted into different forms of artwork through a creative storyboarding process. The creative sessions will also explore the impact art can have in raising awareness of an issue such as migration and also how art as a whole can help build prosperous & tolerant societies around the world.
TIME : full Spring , May 3th to 9th 2017
VENUE : Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture
LOCATION : Greek Island Kefalonia
ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists & activists , all disciplines with focus to Film, Photography, Painting
DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS March 30th 2017
The program is part of the SEA(S)FORUM 2017 http://seas.ionionartscenter.gr/
Day 1. The workshop will begin with an introduction and debate of how artwork has been used to discuss the issue of migration. The Participants will lay the foundations to create their own works and learn more about how art can be used to promote progress in countries .
Days 2- 3- Exploration of the island by the participants .The participants will lay the foundations to create their own works and learn more about how art can be used to promote progress in countries . The exploration of the Island will give the inspiration to continue working on the artwork and the SEA(S).
Days 4-5-6 The artists are invited to create and present artworks, past or created in the island, in the form of paintings , film or photography on the issue of Migration and the Seas.
Exhibition & presentation of works will take place in the end of the workshop.
Artists are invited to bring their own materials.
The workshop will invite artists to explore with each other the importance of the relationship between the SEAS and the creation of peaceful and prosperous societies around the world.
Salma Zulfiqar’s work has been influenced by her travels around the world to countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Kenya, Cameroon, Chad, Cuba, Brazil and Barcelona. She has explored the theme of nature and climate change thorough an abstract form. Her artwork has been exhibited in London, Birmingham, Paris, Dubai and Kabul.
Salma Zulfiqar is also an advisor for communications for the United Nations
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