Dressing our Identity
Did you know we’ve been working with local refugee and asylum seeker support groups to create a colourful and thought-provoking display inspired by The Red Dress?
The Dressing our Identity community exhibition, in the museum’s Music Room, is a celebration of the rich diverse culture within our Stockton community.
We worked in partnership with RASPS, Action Asylum and Creative Minds who asked members of their community to choose an item of their own clothing which was meaningful and special to them.
The garments on display, from Somalia to Sri Lanka and Russia to Rwanda, include wedding sarees, kaftans, embroidered robes and jewelled dress. Every garment has an interesting personal story of identity through clothing.
As part of the display, there is also a large Refugee Nation flag where visitors to the museum and community groups can create embroidery panels or patches. These are added to the orange and black flag to create an impressive artwork of symbols of identity and self-expression.
Find out more about The Red Dress exhibition.