Tue 24 October, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Carillon Court Shopping Centre, outside WH Smith
Drop In, Free
Get creative at our Loogabarooga workshop. It’s free and suitable for all ages, simply drop in.
Artist Laura Sorvala invites you to join her in creating an illustration that collects and draws acts of solidarity and kindness that individuals have experienced in their everyday lives, be it in the local neighbourhood, school, workplace or on public transport.
Outside the Box is a project in which people are asked to share their stories by collecting responses on social media and by building these stories into a colourful cardboard box sculpture, reminding us of empathy that crosses borders and of the power of small, positive actions. Instead of boxing people into separate categories on a scale of difference, it seeks to look for the common threads of humanity. In a time of rising xenophobia and racism, we find media outlets, politicians and individuals resorting to defensive mindsets in fear of the unknown.
Laura Sorvala is a Finnish illustrator and artist based in Cardiff, Wales. She is interested in mapping individual stories and experiences into visual group narratives; she uses graphic visual style and comic book language to uncover shared experiences and different viewpoints. Laura’s work is often inspired by interactions between everyday people and the current social climate. She has done commissions and residencies for Art Across The City, Chapter Arts Centre, Transeuropa Festival, Counterpoint Arts / Tate Exchange and Cardiff Contemporary.
This event is part of the Loogabarooga Festival.