Residents from Jane’s Place Recovery Refuge – SafeNet’s specialist refuge for those with complex needs who are escaping domestic abuse – have created an emotive banner which is currently on display at Northlight Mill, Brierfield, as part of the British Textile Biennial.
Featuring colourful handprints of the women, alongside a simple yet powerful message of ‘We Are Survivors Not Victims’, it is displayed with various other banners as part of the Banner Culture section of the exhibition.
Banners have long been used as vehicles for personal and collective expression, ranging from happy celebrations to angry protests, and this visually inspiring collection boasts messages from artists and communities across the UK.
The exhibition is free to visit and the banners will be on display at Northlight Mill until 3 November 2019.
Lindsay Majid, Jane’s Place Team Leader said: “The residents at Jane’s Place made the banner in the summer and they are very proud both of their work and also the sentiment behind it. They found the work therapeutic and always want to get involved in any craft type work.”