his June will be the 21st Refugee Week, taking place across the UK. It’s one of the biggest arts festivals in the country, a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. There are also international events in Australia, Europe and beyond.
Join Autograph ABP for a 2-day exchange, aiming to start a conversation about the models and methods, which could constitute a rights-focused approach to arts participation. The aim is to explore how the incorporation of social justice agendas and the upholding of ‘rights’ can shape, and challenge, the way arts engagement work is designed, produced and delivered.
Where We Are Now by Kate Stanworth will be opening at SPACE, London, at 6.30pm on the 6th of September 2017. It is the culmination of a series of trips to Italy, Austria and Germany in which she photographed individuals who left their homes in Africa and the Middle East to start new lives in Europe.
Paul Hill and Maria Falconer worked as volunteers in the refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesvos and on the border of Greece and Macedonia during 2016. Through their photographs, they aim to reflect the anonymity and depersonalization that is the fate of the individuals and families who have had to flee their countries
The new Migration Museum at the Workshop in London opens to the public on 26 April 2017 at 10am.
They will stage an adventurous programme of exhibitions, events and education workshops telling stories of movement to and from Britain at our new museum, situated within the Workshop, an exciting arts and community space just off Albert Embankment.
Transmutable voices: new aesthetics of citizenship, is a mixed media “performance exhibition” with multi-faith women’s group and choir Migrant Artists Mutual Aid (MaMa) developed by performer and director Jennifer Verson, multimedia artist and psychotherapist Lorena Rivero de Beer and social psychologist and photographer Pamela Mastrilli. It is based around the use of digital methods to combine singing with photography and performance art.
Socially engaging photography exhibit juxtaposing identity with global conflicts and their impact on communities. New photographic practices from the UK, Europe & the Middle East will shed light on overlooked realities – from LGBT rights, the Palestinian struggle to refugee crisis.
A new exhibition developed by Platforma South East network will launch with a Showcase Event on 2 July based on the Refugee Week 2016 theme ‘Welcome’. The show will bring together work created by, with and about refugees and migrants from marginalised communities.
An immersive multimedia installation which tackles themes of trauma, displacement, personal narratives and landscape. The work is an intimate account of the personal experience of travelling through an unfamiliar landscape reminiscent of the experience of refugees.