Children of Moria is a new public art installation by London-based artist Caroline Burraway. It will be on exhibition 24 hours a day in front of St. Luke’s & Christ Church, Sydney St., London SW3 6NH.
The installation comprises 13 images of children from the Moria Refugee Camp in Lesvos (the largest camp in Europe), each representing 1 of the 13 million child refugees worldwide - like all children everywhere, playing and dreaming of futures they hope to bring about.
The project is supported by UNHCR and curated by Andrew Standen-Raz (KarmaBank).
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Caroline Burraway is a London based artist with a BA in Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts and MAFA from Central Saint Martins. In 2018/19 she won the prestigious TBW/Jerwood Drawing Prize, exhibited at Saatchi in the inaugural Draw Art Fair London, and in the UNESCO, Human Rights exhibition in Italy. She is working with the BBC ot produce a documebntary on her documentary on her work, and the UNHCR is supporting her inclusion in the upcoming Lampedusa Cross Tour. She has been working on the refugee crisis since 2015, filming and collecting research material in the camps across Europe. At a time when the attention of the world is elsewhere, Burraway's work aims to provoke a humanitarian response to the twin issues of displacement and dispossession while questioning the differential values placed on a Western life against the life of the refugee arriving at the borders of the Western world.
Caroline Burraway's new work comprises a collection of Moving Stills – i.e. large drawings (including a triptych) inspired by footage from the refugee camps, a multi-screen video installation assembled from this same footage projected onto screens made from lifejackets left behind in the Lesvos Lifejacket Graveyard, accompanied by a sound piece designed in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning music producer Danton Supple (Brian Eno, Coldplay) using sounds recorded in the camps, and a series of 13 children’s dresses made from the lifejackets Burraway gathered from the Lifejacket Graveyard: one dress represents one of 13 million child refugees worldwide. The varoipus media work in dialogue with the other.
St. Luke's & Christ Church
Front Railings, Sydney Street
London SW3 6NH