The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is delighted to invite you to the opening event of an exhibition in association with the University of Portsmouth. ‘Challenging Stereotypes of Roma, Gypsy & Traveller People’ will be held at the Portsmouth Guildhall in the ‘Basement Gallery’ on Thursday 22 November 2018, 5-7pm.
The exhibition is part of a British Academy-funded project looking at how to challenge common stereotypes of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller people, led by Dr Annabel Tremlett with co-investigator John Oates (Open University) and research associate Dr Sanna Nissinen (University of Portsmouth).
For this exhibition, we have gathered together examples of anti-racism campaigns and projects from Roma-led charities and artists in the UK and beyond, alongside examples from our own research documenting the everyday lives of Roma people. It’s a unique experience to see all these campaigns and projects together, giving real insights into how Roma, Traveller and Gypsy people themselves confront racism and connect with audiences.
The opening event will include talks from the photographer Tom Roche, about his photography on his Romani heritage, and the campaign and activist group The Traveller Movement, who have been instrumental in challenging public misrepresentations of Roma, Gypsy & Traveller people, such as those from Big Fat Gypsy Weddings (Channel 4).
The opening event is free entry; no need to book. The exhibition itself will run until Friday 21 December 2018. Opening times are dependent on the opening times of Portsmouth Guildhall (generally Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 4pm).
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