TATE EXCHANGE – DALE FARM – THE EVICTION
5th – 9th June 2019
Tate Exchange, 5th Floor, Tate Modern, 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Oblique Arts is pleased to present Dale Farm – The Eviction as part of 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning 2019 Associate programme at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern. During Gypsy, Roma and Traveller month in the UK we have partnered with 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and Phien O’Reachigan to create a 5 day event which investigates the eviction of Traveller families from Dale Farm.
On 19th October 2011 eighty Traveller families lost their 10 year legal battle for their homes. Dale Farm: The Eviction, explores this important event from the perspective of artists from different communities. Artists from the Travelling community and elsewhere will present creative responses to the eviction, aiming to broaden the discussion about Dale Farm and acknowledge that not everyone backed or agreed with the eviction by the local authorities, which the UK government supported and in part financed. Against a backdrop of negative media coverage and social media attacks on Traveller communities, this event also aims to be therapeutic for the Traveller artists’ and the community members impacted by the loss of their homes.
As well as visual art, performance, music and video, audiences will have the opportunity to view unique Traveller archival material from Grattan Puxon’s archive together with artefacts from Dale Farm, removed at the time of the eviction.
This event is curated by Beverley Carpenter of Oblique Arts (artist curator and activist at Dale Farm) and Phien O’Reachtigan (also artist, curator and activist at Dale Farm), in association with Tate Exchange Associates 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning.
Opening Night 7th of July was a great succes, thank you all for coming! Please see pictures below.
Pictures made by Buki from 198 CAL