23rd May – 25th June
Private view: paintings and works on paper by Ricky Romain, Wednesday 23 May from 6-8pm at Matrix Chambers, Griffin building, Grays Inn, London, WC1R 5LN. Tel: 020 7404 3447
Ricky Romain uses human rights issues to inform his imagery. Much of his work focuses on the portrayal of male sensitivity and gender stereotyping in relation to human qualities, particularly when connected to conflict resolution. He often pays direct reference to asylum and immigration and how they connect to the collective memory.
In order to maintain the artist’s commitment to Bid (bail for immigration detainees), 10% of the sale of all work will be donated to this organisation.
Matrix Arts Festival to celebrate World Refugee Day 2012
20th June, 5.30 – 8.30pm
Matrix, Griffin Building, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5LN
Join the Matrix Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement group.
For a series of unique exhibitions and performances exploring the experiences of refuges and marginalised individuals from all over the world. Those taking part include;
Ricky Romain. Art Exhibition using Human Rights Issues to inform imagery.
Bail for Immigration Detainees. Biographical talk from a former client of this independent charity, which exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK
Dance United. Performances by this company using dance to unlock the potential of marginalised individuals.
Leila Segal. Public readings of this author’s powerful refugee-related writing
PhotoVoice. Photography displayed by this organisation bringing about positive social change through photographic training.
How long is Indefinite? The first documentary to expose detention without time limit exercised on immigrants in Britain.
Stop the Traffick. Artwork and film from this global movement of individuals, communities and organisations fighting to prevent the sale of people, protected the trafficked and prosecute the traffickers.
RSVP to Annie Bargione on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44(0)20 7404 3447