Havant-based artist explores identity and immigration in a new, hard-hitting exhibition at The Spring. “Time, place and identity are important to me. I am an immigrant stuck in limbo between the past and present worlds...” Having studied and gaining traditional training in Poland then moving to England 6 years ago, Agata Wojcieszkiewicz now lives and works from a studio at Making Space in Havant. There she created some of her recent works displayed in this exhibition that demonstrate Wojcieszkiewicz’s perceptive on contemporary Britain as a Polish immigrant.
Elements of Wojcieszkiewicz’s work are inspired by her time working as cleaner at Queen Alexander Hospital and also features Portsmouth, giving this exhibition an extremely local feel and makes the topic of immigration relevant for spectators from the borough.
Agata’s work will be also be accompanied by her artist statement, giving you an insight in to her inspiration, background and how she produces these creations.
Her work was last displayed at The Spring earlier this year, when she won first place in our Open Exhibition and we are very pleased to welcome her back.
The exhibition will be available for viewing from Monday 12 November until Sunday 30 December in the Mezzanine Gallery at the Spring.
Photo credit: James White Photography
Each year The Spring holds an Open Exhibition. This is ‘open’ to professionals, amateurs and dabblers. The work featured in the final exhibition is chosen by a panel of experts.
The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre was formally Havant Arts Centre and Havant Museum, merging into one organisation and re-branding in 2009. Therefore, 2019 marks our 10th year anniversary. To celebrate this our theme is ‘Ten’. We will accept work in any medium that has been inspired by the theme.
For more information on entering and how to do so, please see the documents attached.