3rd March to 22nd March 2020

Raising awareness of gender based violence through art
Free entry (donations are welcome).

Purpose of the exhibition

A total of 16,410 crimes flagged as involving domestic abuse, were recorded by West Midlands Police between January 2018 and July 2018.

These are the only ones reported, many are not.

With such a high number of people affected in our local area and beyond, it is important to remember that it can happen to anyone. This is why it is necessary for us, together, to raise awareness.

Domestic abuse is not an easy topic to talk about.

This exhibition’s aim is to explore how the medium of art can provide an accessible and emotive platform in enabling us to take part in a discussion on gender based violence.

The current silence around the issue is stark and there is a need for a new dialogue.

The exhibition aims to raise awareness for the issue, reducing the fact that gender based violence is still a taboo subject in our society.

The range of art work displayed has been loaned or donated from artists around the UK, some survivors and some well established artists.

  • Artists include:
    Nisus, a visual artist from Russia;
    Christine Thomas, a fine artist with textiles;
    Abigail Popple, Metro Graphic Artist at Whole Foods Market.

The exhibition is also an opportunity for those that haven’t exhibited before and especially survivors of abuse.