The story so far

I PACKED THIS MYSELF started as a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism and tried to find ways of bringing people together to increase understanding. We've run workshops across Cornwall in schools and with other groups. We're now taking this work forward by looking at unemployment in rural communities.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Paul Matosic and new show in Holland

Artist Paul Matosic, who is based in Nottingham, will be in Holland later this month doing a short residency and exhibition. Click here for details of the gallery.
Paul has loaned a suitcase to I Packed This Myself - which will next be on display when the show opens at Penair School, Truro.  It's a suitcase that his father took with him from Croatia up through Europe during the Second World War, using it as additional shelter in Dresden during the bombing. He carried it to England, where he eventually settled. He scratched the names of the places that he travelled through on the case.
Paul has made a short film, using old photographs and details of the journey, which we'll be showing at Penair.