Amazing Resilience

The Vestibules, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR


Monday 12 March 2018 – Friday 16 March 2018
Opening Hours: 11am - 7pm

This art exhibition was created by survivors of child abuse to offer hope to other victims and those that are currently being abused; helping them know that they have a future, they are being heard and there is a way out.

Adults used art, sculpture, poetry, paintings to express their feelings and help them speak the unspeakable, demonstrating the determination and strength of survivors to bring about change and reclaim their lives. Discovering that so many individuals have been abused in our society can often result in societal denial and distancing, which further isolates survivors of child abuse.

During the exhibtion there is an opportunity for people to tie a piece of material to the net as a sign of support for survivors and victims of abuse – and if you wish, write a message on the ribbon. By showing your support, survivors are offered public validation and social response that they are not alone, they have nothing to be ashamed of and they are not worthless.

During the week long exhibition there will be a events

WRITE RIBBONS A CHANCE TO show to join thealready 100alliesofsurvivorshaverespondedyoursupport
Monday at 4-6 pm Opening event – a conversation with a survivor.
Mon -Fri there will be Clay Making for anyone to make a response to the exhibition or from their own experience whether a survivor or not. These can be left as part of an ongoing project or taken away if so desired.or about what you have been through as survivor or as an ally of survivors

Thurs March 15th 11.30am-6pm A pop-in workshop making greeting cards for Survivors of abuse and a chance to chat about what it’s like to write or make art as a survivor or Allies of survivors of child abuse.

Fri March 16th 11.30-1pm Come and join in on a conversation on your thoughts or experiences on the Criminal Justice System and child sexual abuse run by Dr Elly Hanson who is an Independent Clinical Psychologist whose work focuses on preventing child abuse and tackling it’s impact. A conversation: Criminal Injustice to Criminal Justice – how can we bring about change?

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