My flats where I live

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Object

Suitcase sculpture

Title

My flats where I live

Production date

2001

Material

Wood
Plastic

Description

A multicoloured painted wood and plastic model of high rise flats. The sculpture was made by a Hackney pupil as part of the Suitcase Sculptures project. The museum worked with children at Shacklewell JMI School and May Ayres, a local artist, to create small hand held sculptures about the children’s experiences of living in and moving to Hackney. The class include children who had moved for many different reasons, such as "because there is a war in my country" to a girl whose family have "always lived here". An exhibition of the sculptures, accompanying stories, photographs and drawings was opened to mark the beginning of Refugee Week 2001, and displayed at Stoke Newington Library Foyer.

Object number

2010.86

On display?

Yes

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