To Have and To Hold is a series of original prints that explores domestic abuse, specifically non-violent coercive control, aka ‘hidden abuse’.
Works from this series are being exhibited at The Brook Gallery, Exeter for ’16 Days of Action’ from 24 November – 10 December 2015.
‘16 Days of Action‘ is a collection of local events in Exeter and Devon to raise awareness, express solidarity and stimulate action to end domestic and sexual violence and abuse (DSVA). ’16 Days’ is a global campaign that links the UN’s International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and International Human Rights Day.
Does DSVA only affect women and girls?
No, anyone can be affected – but it is well recognised to be a gendered issue. Violence and abuse is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality.
Text taken from the 16 Days of Action information – see more at their website
The prints are made using drypoint and monoprint techniques.