Suki Dhanda: Race, place and diversity by the seaside

Image Credit: Manasseh with niece, Oye, Mount Wise, Plymouth (2017), Suki Dhanda

The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art


Thursday 08 February 2018 – Thursday 22 March 2018
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm, Sat: 10am - 1pm


Exhibition Opening
Weds 7 Feb, 5-7pm

People from a multitude of backgrounds have historically congregated at the British seaside with their families and loved ones to take in the views, play in arcades, walk along the shore and swim in the sea.

Last year’s Brexit vote has led many people to question their sense of belonging and their place in this country. Numerous theories have been put forward in the wake of the referendum result exploring why people voted to leave the European Union. These range from concerns with immigration levels, austerity, sovereignty, education and communities feeling left behind by the forces of globalisation.

Over a 6 month period, Dhanda has spent time visiting Plymouth (a city that she lived in as a student in the late 80’s) capturing local residents and visitor’s spending time relaxing with their friends and families by the coast. This project explores the changing face of Plymouth’s population and seeks to uncover and celebrate the diverse community of people who have made this city their home. it highlights the possibilities of co-existing in a shared space.

Suki Dhanda successfully combines a career as one of The Observer/Guardian Groups main portrait and editorial photographers, with her own personal practice focused on ethnicity, people and place. Suki is an alumna of Plymouth College of Art.


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