Talks

Artist's Talk
Wednesday 4th July, 6.30-8pm
Leicester Cathedral, LE1 5FQ

I will be giving a talk in Leicester Cathedral about the journey that led me from Iraq and Afghanistan as an embedded war artist, to more recent work in Lesvos, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. Using illustrations of my work, I will explore universal themes of loss, exile and hope in an ongoing search for light in the darkest corners of existence.
"Your work in Canterbury Cathedral has left me completely humbled and speechless. I am a designer and a specifier of public art for thirty years and nothing has ever stopped me in my tracks as much as Suspended." - Jacqueline Trice

Tickets available here


Suspended - In Search of Light
Leicester Cathedral, LE1 5FQ
World Refugee Day,  20th June
6.30 - 8pm
By invitation only


In Search of Light
Monday 18th June, 1930 - 2100
Thomas's London Day School, Battersea

Acclaimed artist, Arabella Dorman will talk about the journey that led her from Iraq and Afghanistan as an embedded war artist, to her work with refugees in Lesvos, Calais, Palestine and most recently, Syria and Lebanon. Showing illustrations of her paintings and instillations that span over a decade, Arabella will explore universal themes of childhood, loss, exile and hope as she takes us on her search for light in the darkest corners of existence. 


Suspended, In Search of Light – An Artist’s Journey
Thursday 26th April at 6.15pm
Canterbury Cathedral, Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH
Arabella Dorman will talk about the journey that led her from the conflict zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, to the creation of Suspended in Canterbury cathedral.
Followed by a private view of the installation. Includes welcome drinks reception.
Tickets available here


Suspended: An Evening of Words and Music
St James's Church, Piccadilly on Thursday 8th February at 7.30pm.
The evening will feature contributions from musicians and speakers from the Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions.
Tickets cost £12-£15 and are available here


Suspended, In Search of Light
Private View and Talk
St James's Church, Piccadilly on Tuesday 16th January


Guest Speaker 'The Pity of War'
Diocese of Rochester Annual Archdeaconry Day, November 2017


'From the Studio to the Frontline: The Art of War in Portraiture'
Thomas's, Battersea, May 2017


How Art Can Shape Public Perception About The Army
National Army Museum, May 2017


International Women's Day: Be Bold for Change
St James's Piccadilly, March 2017


Guest Speaker 'Open to God in a Turbulent World'
The National Archdeacon's Conference, 2017


Guest Speaker 'Art and War'
St Mary's School, Calne, November 2016


Guest Speaker 'The Art of War'
Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, October 2016


Guest Speaker 'The Art of War'
14th Annual Women of Dumfries and Galloway Luncheon, March 2016


Guest Speaker 'Women of the World' evening
The Lansdowne Club, March 2016


Guest Speaker, Artist's Lunch
The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, November 2016


Guest Speaker, RNLI Annual Dinner
October 2015