Around the Yog
Around the Yog
Around the Yog is an exhibition inspired by an exciting community project led by Brighton based charity Friends, Families & Travellers and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. The Around the Yog community project facilitates traditional skill sharing and intergenerational learning within Gypsy, Traveller and nomadic communities in West Sussex.
Traditionally, travelling people have utilised their crafts and skills to make a living. These skills are passed down from generation to generation. For hundreds of years this has been an important part of British history and industry. The Around the Yog project aims to continue this skill sharing and harvest positive relationships between diverse groups of people within Gypsy, Traveller and nomadic communities.
This eclectic exhibition brings together traditional crafts and contemporary artworks from a selection of some of the country’s most talented Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and nomadic individuals, provides a space to celebrate their skills and an opportunity to share their work with the wider community.
All of the work shown in this exhibition illustrates beautifully the exhibitors’ wide range of artisan skills and also expresses the sometimes hidden cultures and heritage of the wide and varied nomadic communities of Britain and Ireland which is currently under threat of being criminalised by new anti-trespass laws in the UK Government’s Police Bill.
This exhibition will be open from 8 – 12 September. Wednesday – Sunday, 11.00 – 17.00. Free entry, no booking required.
Image: Hope, Elijah Vardo