See Her – Survival and hope through creativity
Exhibition of Art by Rachel Gadsden and women survivors of domestic abuse
On 26th November 2019, Advance and Visual and Performance Artist, Rachel Gadsden held an exhibition of art created in collaboration by
Rachel and women survivors of domestic abuse, supported by Advance. The art focused on the women celebrating survival and hope through creativity.
The pieces were created during a series of workshops organised by Advance and facilitated by Rachel. The art created was displayed alongside Rachel’s own creations inspired by the workshops and her other work with women survivors.
The exhibition was held at Tank Magazine’s event space on Great Portland Street and around 100 guests attended the preview event on 26th November, with a further 100 visiting the exhibition during the public viewing the following day.
During the preview event, Rachel Gadsden and composer Freddie Meyers, delivered a “live” art and music performance inspired by the See Her art project, which expressed the challenges and ultimate survival of women who have suffered domestic abuse.
Cecelia French, Director of Public Protection, Home Office gave a keynote address.