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13th June 2019

‘Routes to Peace?’ is an artwork created by International Artist and Activist, Salma Zulfiqar, which brings to life the stories of ten refugee women from Syria and Africa. The artwork highlights the dangerous journeys the women made when crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach safety in Europe and calls for safe routes for migration. In […]

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23rd April 2019

Belen L. Yanez & Plutonyka are looking for venues to perform its new participatory video installation ‘Encounters’ during the Refugee Week 2019. They write: Plutonyka is currently starting the tour of ‘Encounters’ and is looking for venues to perform this participatory video installation. The tour is starting at the Migration Museum end of May and […]

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16th April 2019

Laura Miles outlines the work of Outside In, an award-winning charity that provides a platform for artists who face significant barriers. Outside In was founded in 2006 by Marc Steene at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex. Its aim then, as it is now, is to provide a platform for artists who face a significant […]

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By Annie-Marie Akussah In 2017, I was part of the team that curated Art Quest’s Artists’ Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale. During my time in Venice, I visited the ‘Green light’ public workshop conceived by Olafur Eliasson. Olafur described the workshop as ‘’an act of welcoming, addressed to both those who have fled hardship […]

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New work by Laurence Payot, produced by ArtReach. Available for booking Autumn/Winter 2019 – 2020 By Maddie Smart Angels is an artwork by Laurence Payot that celebrates the courage and optimism of displaced people. From sweet lullabies remembered from childhoods spent in another country, to the things that they makes them feel happy in their […]

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8th February 2019

By filmmaker Zenia Selby In 2017, artist Hannah Rose Thomas went to Northern Iraq and ran an art workshop with a group of Yazidi women who had escaped ISIS captivity. She encouraged them to express their identities and tell their stories by painting self-portraits. Many of the women had never picked up a paintbrush before, […]

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Rachel Shapcott from PositiveNegatives introduces‘Ola’. Co-created with young migrant activists, ‘Ola’ is a unique comic following the love story of two teenagers facing the challenges confronted by thousands of young people in the UK who are undocumented and have irregular immigration status. Despite being smart, outgoing and popular Ola is desperately trying to keep a […]

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Photo: Arteh Odjidja Dima Karout is a visual artist and an art educator based in London. In her research, artwork and classes she advocates for socially engaged art. “I work with mixed media and I create images, texts and installations,” Dima explains. “In my projects, I focus on subjects related to the evolution of identity […]

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3rd May 2018

Isobel Cortese presents her new work, available for exhibition during Refugee Week As an artist I am fascinated by the way life in miniature evokes feelings of wonder and enchantment, I like to create scenes replicating daily life but with a dark twist. I love working on such a tiny scale because I think small […]

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30th April 2018

Introducing a new exhibition at York Art Gallery (4 May – 2 September 2018) Eleven international artists including Nidhal Chamekh (Tunisia/France), Taus Makhacheva (Dagestan/Russia), Shahram Entekhabi (Iran/Germany), Brian Maguire (Ireland), Mohammed Sami (Iraq/UK), Vanessa Vozzo (Italy), Vladimir Miladinović (Serbia), Halil Altindere (Turkey), Varvara Shavrova (USSR/Ireland/UK), Nick Ellwood (UK) and Susan Stockwell (UK) use their work […]

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Generating spaces to explore and reflect on the art of refugee aid, advocacy, awareness-raising and solidarity By Hari Reed Since the beginning of the ‘refugee crisis’, a huge amount of material has been generated about refugees in Europe. The urgency of the crisis led to widespread and rapid outputs in refugee communications across multiple sectors, […]

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The Other House exhibition (Brighton) – 5th to 27th May 2018 Call for Applicants SEAS invites artists working in drawing, painting, digital arts, printing, sculpture, photography and installation to submit work for the SEAS 3rd exhibition – The Other House. The group exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership […]

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23rd February 2018

A new Exhibition showing the struggles, hopes and dreams of Refugee and Migrant Women opens at the Library of Birmingham on 8th March to mark International Women’s Day 2018. A ‘Migration Blanket’ created by the women from Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Senegal together with International Artist Salma Zulfiqar shows the challenges they […]

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24th January 2018

In partnership with Leicester Print Workshop, ArtReach has an open artist call out running until 29 January for their Look Up. They are looking for artists to create a proposal on the theme of the refugee experience. They will then work in collaboration with the Leicester Print Workshop artists to create pieces that will be […]

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