TheG News July 2019

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of TheG News for July. You can also keep up to date with arty news on our News Page and follow us on Insta for new works.

We are thrilled to add some more Art Fair dates for 2019 and to introduce you to some new and exciting artist collaborations. Take a look inside a thought-provoking online exhibition by Nara Walker created during her incarceration in a high security prison in Iceland. This is her voice during these challenging times…
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Online Exhibition: Room 05:04 by Nara Walker

Room 05:04 is a collection of water colour, acrylic, charcoal and ink works on paper that were created whilst Nara Walker was incarcerated in Iceland for defending herself against her now former husband.

“February 20 2019, a sterile prison awaited my entry and a protest in front – people standing in solidarity – Inside I was left alone in room 05:04, a cell that connected to the hallway which directed the inmates steps past one another’s cells. One of Iceland’s high security prison’s confined between three sets of high fences. The only way to escape these perimeters was to create new spaces in myself, these works on paper reflect and capture this moment in time.”

“I was later moved to a low security facility, that allowed me to move with more freedom – yet still confined to a room – the current physical reality was retraining me – I continued to create.”

“Reaching international media has given a voice to my story. A petition for pardon surpassed 43,000 signatures – my case now continues with a complaint to The European Court of Human Rights and I am continuing to delve deeper into self expression. Lacking justice in the Icelandic system has given me a drive to continue with awareness for the cause Intimate Partner Violence – this is prevalent within my work and I can see how it has evolved through my expression since 2017.
Nara Walker
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