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Somewhere to Stay

Solo exhibition at Wardlaw Museum, St Andrews University

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Photos: Ed Broughton

Somewhere to Stay tells the story of Anna Sokulska Forster, the artist's mother, who was deported from her family home in eastern Poland (now Ukraine) and transported to a Soviet labour camp in Arkhangelsk. This was the start of a long journey of survival and ongoing displacement that would see her travel thousands of miles, from Arkhangelsk, to Uzbekistan, Iran, Tanzania, and finally the UK.


The exhibition is currently on show outside the Wardlaw Museum of the University of St Andrews. A parallel exhibition inside the Wardlaw Museum can be seen from September 7th 2023.


Video: Ed Broughton

To read more about this incredible journey, follow this link:

Somewhere to Stay is part of a wider research project based at the University of St Andrews that seeks to shed fresh light on the struggles faced by refugees during conflict. It has been co-commissioned by the Visualising War and Peace project and the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund, a national programme of 22 artist commissions inspired by the heritage of conflict and created in partnership with Imperial War Museums and 14-18 NOW, the official UK arts programme for the First World War centenary

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