"Displaced Child” by Natasha Houseago

Date: 21st October 2021

"Displaced Child” by Natasha Houseago

Friday 8 October to Sunday 31 October 2021

In the Lady Chapel at Gloucester Cathedral during normal opening hours.

“Displaced Child” is a sculpture by Natasha Houseago which was commissioned by The Everyman Theatre in 2021 to raise awareness of “The Walk” by Good Chance Theatre and the work of Gloucestershire Action for Refugees & Asylum Seekers (GARAS) and Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees (CWR).

Worldwide, nearly 33 million children have been forcibly displaced and 50 per cent of the world’s refugees are children (2019 statistics from:

https://data.unicef.org/topic/child-migration-and-displacement/displacement/)

These children are largely without a voice and so this sculpture seeks to help us to remember them and ‘she’ will hopefully encourage us to support organisations like Good Chance Theatre, GARAS and CWR that advocate and support displaced children.

“Millions of children are on the move. Some are driven from their homes by conflict, poverty or climate change; others leave in the hope of finding a better life. Far too many encounter danger, detention, deprivation and discrimination on their journeys, at destination or upon return.

It doesn’t have to be this way. The suffering and exclusion of migrant and displaced children is not only unacceptable, but also preventable. A child is a child, no matter why she leaves home, where she comes from, where she is, or how she got there. Every child deserves protection, care and all the support and services she needs to thrive.” https://www.unicef.org/migrant-refugee-internally-displaced-children

Click the link below to read much more about this exhibition.


Category: Exhibitions

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