About News Creating Sanctuary ‘Creating Sanctuary’ is a photographic portrait of volunteers from around Wales working with refugees. It opens at the Wales Millennium Centre on 31 May. It explores how photographic portraiture and narrative encourage the wider community to accept and assist the integration of refugees, or increase volunteer numbers to work with refugees, whilst promoting the related organisations. The project enables the volunteers to share their story of volunteering. The exhibition is a combination of photographic portraits, text contributions and scheduled presentations, one during Volunteer Week 1-7 June and Refugee Week 19 - 25 June. ‘Creating sanctuary' seeks to identify fundamental human commonalities based loosely around the themes of home, work and community. The subject volunteers from around Wales, all shared the commonality of volunteering their time to working with integrating, supporting refugees in Wales. Beneath that lies a common thread of 'purpose', work, security of home, family, friends, community, creativity, camaraderie, healing, sharing loss and grief. In an 'ideal' society the ability to access these components is essential when required. This project sought to illustrate and share those core human requirements. The exhibition runs from 31 May until 2 July at the Level One Gallery Space, Wales Millennium Centre, with a launch event on Saturday 10 June, 2 - 4pm which includes refreshments and a chance to talk to Nigel Pugh the photographer, some of the volunteers involved and some of the related organisations.