Race, Place and Diversity by the Seaside is an exploration of how cultural diversity is expressed along the shoreline of Plymouth and the surrounding area.
People from a multitude of backgrounds have historically congregated at the British seaside with their families and loved ones to take in the views, play in arcades, walk along the shore and swim in the sea.
Last year’s Brexit vote has led many people to question their sense of belonging and their place in this country. Numerous theories have been put forward in the wake of the referendum result exploring why people voted to leave the European Union. These range from concerns with immigration levels, austerity, sovereignty, education and communities feeling left behind by the forces of globalisation.
Over a 6 month period, Dhanda has spent time visiting Plymouth (a city that she lived in as a student in the late 80’s) capturing local residents and visitors spending time relaxing with their friends and families by the coast. This project explores the changing face of Plymouth’s population and seeks to uncover and celebrate the diverse community of people who have made this city their home, it highlights the possibilities of co-existing in a shared space.
Suki Dhanda successfully combines a career as one of The Observer/Guardian Groups main portrait and editorial photographers, with her own personal practice focused on ethnicity, people and place. Suki is an alumni of Plymouth College of Art.
Join us at the preview evening on Wednesday 7 February, 5 - 7pm with free refreshments and a first look at the exhibition.
Can't make the opening? Don't worry the show runs until Thursday 22 March 2018.
What: Suki Dhanda: Race, Place and Diversity by the Seaside - Exhibition
When: Thursday 8 February - Thursday 22 March 2018 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, closed Sunday) free and open to all.
Where: The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art