Spike Print Studio offers free monthly workshops at the studio to asylum seekers and refugees from Borderlands.
Borderlands is a Drop-in Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Bristol. The people who attend have the common experience of being displaced from their families, their friends, their communities and their landscapes. Most of the people who attend Borderlands are not proficient in the English Language. Yet they need to be able to communicate – to tell their stories – of their experiences and of their homes and communities. Those who attend Borderlands also have the opportunity to attend printmaking sessions at Spike Print Studio
Asylum seekers and refugees who have worked at Spike Print Studio over the past year have produced a remarkable series of prints which were exhibited at Spike Print Studio in November 2019. These conveyed their shared experience of being displaced from their families, their friends, their community and their landscapes and adjusting now to a sense of belonging in their new homeland.
Monoprint by attendee on refugee workshop