News / 15 Jul 2019

Sam Ivin's solo exhibition at Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

European Prospects artist Sam Ivin is currently exhibiting Settling: Exploring Human Migration at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent. The exhibition will be on show until 22nd September 2019.

Made in collaboration with local residents, Settling is an exhibition of pictures that tell the stories of people who have moved to Stoke-on-Trent from around the world. Stories include the life journey of World War Two veteran Walerian Tyminski, Pat Phillips, the wife and business partner of a local artist, and Aida Haughton’s story on finding love in post-war Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The exhibition has two parts; The first is a projection of The Settling Archive and original photographs from contributors' personal albums, digital versions of which will be gifted to the City Archives to preserve these stories. The second is Welcome Home, a series of diptychs by photographer Sam Ivin, made with contributors to the archive. Individuals' own images are shown alongside a portrait created by Ivin, reflecting on the experiences that have brought them to Stoke-on-Trent. Audiences are also invited to share their own stories through the exhibition.

The exhibition is supported by GRAIN Projects, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Arts Council England.