In Which Language Do We Dream? at Gallery Oldham — Impressions Gallery

In Which Language Do We Dream? by Rich Wiles and Ruba al-Hindawi tours to Gallery Oldham.

This multi-stranded exhibition presents an intimate perspective on the lives of displaced people: one in which displaced people themselves tell their own stories.

Archival family photos rescued from Syria are presented alongside contemporary photographs by Rich Wiles, new work by the al-Hindawi family, and in particular Ruba al-Hindawi, as well as a specially commissioned film of WhatsApp photos sent by their extended family members and shared across national boundaries.

In Which Language Do We Dream? was made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The exhibition is a co-created project with curator Anne McNeill guiding the photographic selection through collaboration and discussion with Rich Wiles, Ruba and family.

Image credit: Re-worked family archive photograph. © Rich Wiles/al-Hindawi family.

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