A photography exhibition created by women who have experienced violence.

Last autumn, Spare Tyre artists worked creatively with a group of women from Solace Women’s Aid to explore themes of hope, aspirations, perspectives and transformation. During weekly sessions, the women experimented with process, artforms and subject matter.

The project culminated in the women developing their perspectives through the lens of a camera. Collaboratively and independently the women explored their surrounding environments producing a final photography show: Blue Skies.

This free public exhibition follows a private launch event in late January, which was opened by Spare Tyre’s Patron Baroness Elizabeth Barker. It is timed to connect with International Women’s Day, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Date: 11 March–1 April 2016
Times: Mon-Thurs 10am-10pm; Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-5.30pm; Sun 11am-5.30pm
Venue: Islington Arts Factory, Café Gallery, 2 Parkhurst Road , London N7 0SF (map)