For the last two years, a group of refugees living in the local area have met to paint and create artwork together. A collection of this artwork will be exhibited at La Grenette in Nyon. This a small public art gallery can be found on the corner of Grand-Rue and Place du Marché in Nyon. The exhibition will be held on Friday 26th May from 18:00 – 20:30, Saturday 27 May from 09:30 – 17:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00. Many of the works reflect the life experiences and points of view of the artists.
Note: The works of art cannot be sold directly at the gallery but any expressions of interest to purchase can be made at the gallery itself and the money will go to the artists themselves. Contact Eileen Wiley for more information 079 555 9630 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen Wiley is a British art therapist living in Canton Vaud and she has been working on the above project with the local group of refugees. She has also helped them to create and paint a mural on the entrance to their “abri” (shelter) in Nyon where they are currently housed. You can see more on the video below which was broadcast on Nyon Région TV.
Photo above – Eileen Wiley explaining the concept of the “Multicultural Carpet”, the title of the mural on the wall in the entrance to the shelter.