SWAY Community Art Project

£970 of £2,500 goal

Raised by 42 people in 1 month
SWAY is a two week interactive community art project in partnership with O N C A Gallery exploring identity, migration & borders, 10th - 23rd April 2017.


It is an inclusive, creative response to Brexit, Trump and the wider political and environmental challenges we currently face. The main installation is a sway of paper swallows, designed by myself & Dirk Engels, suspended in the centre of the gallery which the public can add to over the course of the exhibition.

Visitors will also be invited to add their own 'voice' to a new dawn chorus arranged by Tonmeister John Warburton - the soundscape will also incorporate original songs from more than 24 different countries that Warburton produced for the British Council. 

The exhibition will be supported by a vibrant programme of workshops, performance, film and talks about migration of fauna, flora, humans, ideas, and food from RSPB, Robin Gorna, Mick Taylor, Elaine Ortiz from Hummingbird Refugee Project, Elise Wach and Old Tree Brewery. Photos by Lilian Simonsson will also be on display.

RSPB
Old Tree
Hummingbird Project
Lilian Simmonson
John Warburton
Solange Leon
O N C A


Myself, O N C A and all of the other artists involved have already given a huge amount to get this project off the ground, but we need your help to bring it to the gallery so everyone can take part in the exhibition.

The funds will be used to cover the basic costs of the exhibition such as gallery hire and materials. If we exceed our target we can reimburse the artists for their time, engage more audiences through the events programme and make the project even more accessible. But without your help this exhibition won't be able to take place.

We feel more than ever that engaging people from a variety of backgrounds in a positive exploration of migration and borders is vital in tackling the rise of divisive stories in the mainstream media.

You can join the sway by sponsoring your own bird which will be included in the installation and by spreading the word, thank you!


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Update 2
Posted by Solange Leon
15 days ago
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SWAY opens at O N C A gallery tomorrow! You can make your own bird at home and bring it with you to join the sway. Here's a video showing you everything you need to know :)

Thank you to everyone that's donated so far, please continue to spread the word!
How to make your own paper swallow
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Posted by Solange Leon
1 month ago
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Thank you so much to everyone that's donated so far, please continue to spread the word and invite people to join the sway. As the video shows it's easy to take part and make a bird, and sometimes it's the smallest of gestures that have the biggest effect. Make your swallows and post your photos #SwayatOnca !
Swallow making at O N C A Gallery
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£970 of £2,500 goal

Raised by 42 people in 1 month
Created March 11, 2017
VW
£10
Vanina Willian
1 day ago

There is no such things as an illegal immigrant! We all belong every where, beautiful work, muchas gracias.

HS
£30
Henrik Simonsen
9 days ago

Its a beautiful and important project. Thank you.

PW
£10
Peter Watson
9 days ago
GB
£5
Guillaume Busetto
9 days ago
£10
anne Jackson
12 days ago

Looking forward to it.

KH
£10
Kate Horne
15 days ago
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❤️

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Brian Mcclave
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Sally Carter
20 days ago
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I can't wait to see this. Sally, Damian and Dylan

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