2017 - 2019
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
Settling explores the different stories of people who have moved to Stoke-on-Trent from around the world. Settling was supported by GRAIN Projects, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Appetite and Arts Council England and was exhibited at Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Hanley from May to September 2019.
Made in collaboration with local residents, Settling is a series of diptych portraits that tell the stories of people who have moved to Stoke-on-Trent from around the world. Stories include the life journey of World War Two veteran Walerian Tyminski, Pat Phillips the wife and business partner of a local artist, and Aida Haughton’s story on finding love in post-war Bosnia & Herzegovina. These twelve diptychs include individuals’ own family album images, which are shown alongside a portrait created by Ivin, reflecting on the experiences that have bought them to Stoke-on-Trent, the city they now call home.
Visit dedicated website, settlingstoke.com for more stories.