Gallery hopes for £50,000 funding for refugee project

AN ART gallery is hoping to secure £50,000 in funding for a refugee project.

Sunday, 15th April 2018, 6:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th April 2018, 6:56 pm

Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, is looking to get National Lottery funding for this year’s Welcome project.

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The project aims to support members of Portsmouth’s refugee and asylum seeker community through art, developing new skills and self-esteem.

Aspex director Joanne Bushnell said: ‘We believe that art can change lives and that everyone has the right to access it.

‘Aspex has a track record of working with a diverse range of people, from toddlers to people with dementia. We need support to extend this work to members of our community.’