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On Coexistence: Drawing Conversations

14 October – 28 October 2017
Open Weds – Sat, 12am – 6pm

Private View: Saturday 14 October 6 - 9.30pm

Sarah Lawton specializes in print and collaborations with artists, makers and dancers to inspire mutual benefits and lasting connections. Her 'works on paper' were made possible through a residency programme in India in 2016.

Through reflections on drawings and observations made at Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad, India the artist has been evaluating how educational settings play a critical role in the transmission of culture.
Traditional Indian dance and movement such as Bharatanatyam and Kalaripayattu can be a unifier. The drawings in this show act as an in-between and a way through from observer to participator.

Sarah Lawton is interested in the social responsibility of education, partnership and connection across cultures. Her compass point during the residency has been enquiry into the idea of coexistence.

Compassion Workshop for Women, Tuesday 17th October, 1pm-3pm

Empathy Workshop for Children, 24th October, 10.30am – 3.30pm

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Lawton’s work in this exhibition has been made possible through the generosity between London and Gujarat, India. With thanks to ‘Something Useful Project’ (UK) and The Dance Company: Darpana Academy of Performing Arts (India). In addition, a thank you to the staff and especially the young women at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India.

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