Safe European Home? (past, present, future)
– Date: 12th May to 13th October
Art and installation by Delaine and Damian Le Bas and Alex Michon, photo-installation by Julia Horbaschk.
“I’m literally putting Gypsies on the map”, Damian Le Bas would say of his cartographic representations of Europe. Although seen from a Roma, Gypsy, Traveller perspective this ongoing project Safe European Home? which Damian and his wife Delaine have been showing throughout Europe since 2011 encompasses their broader protest against the phantom of fascism they believe to be stalking the continent.
The title itself is taken from a Clash song, a band well known for taking an active anti-fascist stance.
Refusing to be history-blind, the pioneering work of Damian and Delaine Le Bas serves as a timely wake-up call to remind us that the human soul has no borders.
First shown outside the parliament building in Vienna in 2011 Safe European Home? comes back to the artists home town in Worthing. Tragically Damian Le Bas died unexpectedly on 9th December 2017. This exhibition serves as a tribute to this extraordinarily talented, inventive and uncompromising artist whose passion, spirit and revolutionary commitment lives on through his work. The journey continues.
Also on show will be archive material from Worthing museum and work by Alex michon as well as a recently revised body of work titled Labour of Love by Julia Horbaschk.
Date: 12 May to 13 October
Time: Same as Museum times
Venue: Art Gallery
Age Guidance: N/A