"Abuse and Art: exhibiting artifacts and information about domestic violence"

Sheffield University Interpersonal Violence Research Group is is currently organising a conference that will incorporate an exhibition to showcase how victims of domestic abuse cope with the trauma through the means of art.

This conference seeks to showcase how victims of domestic abuse cope with the trauma through art. Most of the conference will focus on organising an exhibition of artifacts that showcase the recovery stories of the victims and will be followed by the screening of a movie (Provoked) on the topic. 

The artifacts presented are produced by survivors of interpersonal violence. Through them, the event aims to showcase the recovery stories of the victims and to offer a better understanding of what the healing process looks like.  The exhibition will be open to the public and will be followed by a screening of the movie "Private Violence".

We are currently looking for artifacts that could be used for the exhibition. If, through your experience of working with victims of abuse, you have access to such materials that you could share please get in touch. Artifacts could be anything from recordings, pieces of writing, music, paintings, or craft objects, photograph(s).

The conference will take place on 15th of July 2017, 12:00pm - 6:00pm, in the Diamond Building, University of Sheffield.

You can download the flyer from the downloads link.

If you would like to join us on the day for exhibition or movie screening, please register here.

If you would be interested in having an artifact displayed at the exhibition, please do not hesitate to contact Madalina, Event Assistant (mspiscu1@sheffield.ac.uk) or myself (parveen.ali@sheffield.ac.uk). If you would like to send a digital copy of your photograph/ poster etc, we will be happy to receive and display it. We may print this with your permission.

We would highly appreciate your support in making this event a success. If you have any questions regarding the conference please do not hesitate to get in touch with Parveen or Madalina.  

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