Home Away from Home serves as a collaborative platform for artists and writers from a minority ethnic or diasporic background to connect with each other and communicate through creative expression. It aims to be a place where minoritised creatives in the UK can define the terms in which we wish to be seen and heard. The project has evolved over time and now manifests in two forms: a physical publication and a digital VR exhibition that both presents and extends the ideas through multimedia works.
The inaugural edition of Home Away from Home looks into the fluid notion of 'home' and narratives surrounding it—from frustrations to contentment, shared vulnerabilities to collective hopes. The project brings together artworks and texts by five contributors who have made Britain their home. These individuals are Claudia Obag, Dovile Lapinskaite, Marga RH, Sofia Barton and Christie Chan.
Viewers are invited to reﬂect on how the ideas raised might relate to their own experiences of belonging and their sense of home. Are homes defined by a location? Or are they defined by people? Is having a home a right? Or is it a privilege?
To view this virtual tour, click and drag to navigate the gallery space above. Click the arrows within the scenes to move around the tour. For more information about each artwork, click/tap on the floating icons.