Moving Hearts @ London, United Kingdom, London [from 25 February to 25 March]

Moving Hearts

- 25
09:00 - 21:30

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London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
Help make 1000 clay human hearts by attending one of 20 FREE 2.5 hour workshops during February and March (no prior art experience is needed). Take part in the Moving Hearts Procession as we carry the hearts from King's College London to the Migration Museum at the Workshop on Saturday 24 March. Walk the Moving Hearts Spiral installation of fired hearts at the Migration Museum at the Workshop where you will get to touch the hearts and record your own response to 'who belongs?'

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Current debates about migration often focus on the divide between those with and those without a right to belong in the UK. It is easy to forget the hearts we have in common. Moving Hearts invites you to participate in an art and research project that raises questions about belonging.

From Sunday 25 February to Saturday 17 March, free workshops will be held on weekdays, weeknights and weekends. Each workshop takes 2.5 hours where you will get to share your own thinking and feelings about the right to belong while making clay human hearts. Each heart is unique, although artist Penny Ryan will take you through six basic steps to make a heart (no prior art experience is needed). Workshops will be held in venues across London. Children over 8 (with an accompanying adult) can participate. For more information and to discuss access needs, please email the artist directly: [email protected]


Moving Hearts is a collaboration between Australian artist Penny Ryan and Professor Anna Reading and Dr James Bjork from King's College London. Moving Hearts builds on Penny's Connecting Hearts Project, which has involved 1000s of people in Sydney reflecting on their connection with people seeking asylum, particularly those in detention.

Moving Hearts links King's College London with the Migration Museum at the Workshop and their current exhibition — No Turning Back, Seven migration moments that changed Britain. Clay Time is supporting Moving Hearts by providing clay and firing the hearts.

Moving Hearts is funded through an international social justice grant from the PLuS Alliance. This project has ethics approval from King's College London- MR/17/18-207

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