Artstories@Tate uses the medium of altered books to collaborate on the creation of counter narratives as a means of promoting hope and healing in marginalised and overlooked communities rich in human assets. Visitors will engage in the theme of movement by examining how their community's past has shaped its present, and their hopes for a more equitable and inclusive future.
About Virginia Commonwealth University and Pamela Lawton
VCUarts is the top-ranked public art school in the U.S. and offers degree programs across the visual and performing arts and design. VCUarts is housed within a major urban research university that has been recognized for its community-engaged research. Encouraging intellectual inquiry in and through the creative fields, VCUarts fosters rich, interdisciplinary collaborations between artists, designers, health practitioners, and more.
Pamela Lawton is a practicing artist and Associate Professor of Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her artistic and scholarly research revolves around visual narrative and intergenerational arts learning in community settings.