Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery,
an exhibition of paintings by London-based Syrian artist Sara Shamma, will be shown at Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton, UK in August and September 2021.
The exhibition is the result of Shamma’s 2019 research-focussed residency at King’s College London, where she was based within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), working closely with Dr Siân Oram and in partnership with the Helen Bamber Foundation. Today, it is estimated that human trafficking and modern slavery affects an estimated 40 million people worldwide.
As part of her residency Shamma conducted interviews with women who have lived experience of modern slavery, as well as with academics and experts in the field. The resulting figurative work considers the meaning of survival, endurance and recovery from the survivors’ perspectives.
The exhibition ‘Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery’ at Stockwood Discovery Centre draws attention, through a series of large-scale paintings and oil sketches, to the global issue of Modern Slavery.
The exhibition is organized by The Culture Trust Luton.
Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery was first shown at Bush House, King’s College London from 1 October until 22 November 2019, and second at Chester Cathedral from 10 until 22 October 2020, Curated by Kathleen Soriano
Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery
1 August – 19 September 2021
11am – 5pm