Sun 3 Apr - Thu 14 Apr

The Fabric of Our Nation

Gil Mualem-Doron is an award-wining socially and politically engaged artist. Since 2014, his ongoing project The New Union Flag (NUF) has re-imagined the Union Jack and celebrated the communities that have contributed to the UK’s cultural legacy. Re-created with fabric designs from all over the world, the New Union Flag transforms the traditional Union Jack from an archetype of uniformity into a dynamic and celebrational on-going performance of diversity.  

The New Union Flag has evolved every few months with the contributions of participants from a variety of national and ethnic backgrounds. It has engaged thousands of people through gallery exhibitions, cultural events, festivals, workshops, and school visits. 

In the Apthorp Gallery this Easter, The Fabric of Our Nation is a large interactive room installation where visitors can see the new flag, take part in creating their own family flag, have a selfie with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle*, watch a film about the project and even compete in solving a cultural diversity giant puzzle. Also on display will be the Frith Manor Community Flag.

Read more about Gil Mualem-Doron: https://www.gmdart.com  

Venue: Apthorp Gallery 

* (their cardboard dopplegangers)

The Frith Manor Community Flag designed by artist Gil Mualem-Doron will be on display as part of The Fabric of Our Nation exhibition at artsdepot.

The flag is part of the school’s whole-school project 'Who Do You Think You Are?’ which included a diversity and flag making workshop led by Gil in Year 6, a whole school ancestry research project identifying countries that the pupils' families originate from, and a cultural dressing up day.

The flag is made from textile designs that represent over 105 countries the pupils and their ancestors originate from and celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of the community at Frith Manor School through the visual arts.

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FREE

No booking required. Open 10am - 4pm.