Settling; Exploring Human Migration, Sam Ivin : Exhibition | The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery | 17 May - 22nd September 2019

Settling; Exploring Human Migration, Sam Ivin

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery 17th May – 22nd September 2019

Made in collaboration with local residents, Settling showcases the pictures and stories of
those who have moved to the city from around the world, from the recent past to the present
day. Stories include the life journey of World War Two veteran Walerian ‘Val’ Tyminski , Pat
Phillips the wife and business partner of a local artist, and Aaida Haughton’s story on finding
love during the Bosnian Civil War.

The exhibition has two parts; The first is a projection of The Settling Archive and original
photographs from contributor’s personal albums, digital versions of which will be gifted to the
City Archives to preserve these stories. The second is Welcome Home, a series of diptychs
by photographer Sam Ivin, made with contributors to the archive. Individuals own images
are shown alongside a portrait created by Ivin, reflecting on the experiences that have
bought them to Stoke-on-Trent. Audiences are also invited to share their own stories to the

The exhibition is supported by GRAIN Projects, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Arts Council

Copyright 2016 GRAIN.