Elizabeth Kwant is presenting a solo show of recent work at Canada House – a beautifully restored grade II-listed Art Nouveau textile mill in the heart of the city centre – a stone’s throw from St. Peter’s Square and Oxford Road Train Station.
The exhibition at Canada House brings together key works by the artist spanning the last four years across the mediums of; moving image, photography and silk-screen printing and features the first complete screening of her recent film series “In Transit”. Filmed in various locations from Morocco to Manchester the performance traces the primary western migration route across the Mediterranean to Europe and is produced in collaboration with British based asylum seekers and refugees at The Boaz Trust Manchester.
When: Public Exhibition Saturday 15th September, 12.00pm – 5.00pm. The Clink Cafe will be open with a selection of drinks and snacks that can be purchased.
Where: Canada House, 3 Chepstow Street, M1 5FW
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kwant has exhibited locally and internationally. Selected exhibitions include; Radical and Real Film Shorts (HOME Manchester, June 2018), AIR Gallery OPEN (Altrincham 2018), Waiting (Chapel 35 Gallery, 2018),In Transit (Genesis Centre Paris, 2018) Across the Seas (Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, 2018), IWAYA Community Arts Festival, (Lagos, Nigeria, 2017), Mediterranea (DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh, 2017) In Nothing Flat (Mark Devereux Projects, Manchester, 2017) and Framing the Crisis(System Gallery, Newcastle 2017). Kwant is the Founder and Curator of Zellij Arts, an artist led project highlighting the work of emerging artists from The Middle East, North Africa and diaspora. Kwant lives and works in Manchester, UK.
In Transit exhibition is supported by Ministry 2 Business & LJ Real Estate and is part of the Grow events curated for Canada House.
Elizabeth Kwant, In Transit, Single Channel Video Installation, Split Screens © Elizabeth Kwant 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.
Event Date: 20180915
Event Price: Free