WORK by Leeds-based artist Eva Mileusnic has gone on show in Huddersfield.
The exhibition, which runs at the town’s public art gallery on the Piazza until March 9, is called Shared Histories: a visual dialogue.
Eva graduated from Bradford College of Art in 2005 following a mid-life change of career.
She subsequently completed a Post-Compulsory Education and Training course at Huddersfield University.
Eva was artist in residence at Leeds College of Art and Design under the Artists Access to Art College scheme and five years ago was awarded the Esmée Fairburn Foundation Emerging Artist Bursary Exhibition Award for her first solo exhibition, Worstedopolis.
In the same year, Eva was awarded the accolade of Best Newcomer at Leeds Art Fair.
She went on to set up McM Productions, working with fellow art performance collaborator Hatti McKenzie to promote their joint art performance/installation practice.
They started with B.L.O.T. Lab as part of the RGB Exhibition held at South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford.
This successful performance was followed four years ago by L.I.F.T. (Leeds Intimate Film Theatre) as part of Leeds Light Night.
This new exhibition presents visual fragments of personal stories relating to the migrant experience and traces of shared histories of displacement, immigration and integration.
In it, Eva tells the story of her family’s experiences related to the European post World War Two diaspora.
It also reflects on her subsequent personal ‘migrant’ experience as a first generation British/Hungarian, born and brought up in England in the 1960s with ‘foreign’ parents.
In her work she invariably refers to the medium of memory, and uses personal and found objects that references and alludes to the life of the exile and migrant; reflecting on the existing parameters between theories of identity and belonging.
Showing alongside Eva’s work will be 3D pieces made by students from a number of Kirklees schools as part of the Kirklees Holocaust Memorial Day project.
The schools taking part are St John Fisher Catholic High School and Westborough High School, Dewsbury.
The Holocaust Memorial Day event will be held at Dewsbury Town Hall on January 29.