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Refugee Week

An installation by Kazzum is available for suitable venues in London. Kazzum’s Pathways programme has been engaging young asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants for over a decade. We use multi arts to support creative expression, professional and personal development and raise awareness. Kazzum are collaborating with 5 groups across London to create a public […]


By Steph Goodger. The Twilight Kingdom is series of seven paintings, all oil paint on canvas, made by me in 2017. The series was inspired by the last few weeks in the life of the refugee and migrant camp at Calais, the Jungle. Signed, limited edition, archival quality, giclée (digital) prints of the seven paintings, […]


Look Up is a high impact, outdoor gallery, produced by ArtReach as part of Journeys Festival International. Artworks are scaled up to large format and exhibited high up on the exteriors of buildings across the city. Journeys Festival International aims to celebrate and highlight the extraordinary and powerful artwork, music, creativity, culture and experiences that […]

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13th March 2017

By Pablo Dilet. “Welcome”, simple and intense at the same time, is the word I used to start an artistic project about migration. Living in Sicily, this is one of the central themes because we are like a pot where all cultures, coming in particular from Africa by Mediterranean Sea, meet their difference for the […]


2nd February 2017

An exhibition ANON by Paul Hill and Maria Falconer is available for suitable venues The more people there are, the more invisible they become. Imagine a million people all travelling en masse, they have the kind of anonymity that is only possible in large numbers. Trapped in a system designed to manage large numbers of […]

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17th January 2017

By Stephanie Gervais. I am an artist with a proposal for an exhibition during Refugee Week 2017 in association with the Manchester-based Syrian advocacy organization Rethink Rebuild Society. Below I outline the projects and the different exhibition format they could take. I am looking for an appropriate space to exhibit this work in whole or […]

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12th January 2017

Ricky Romain, Cedoux Kadima and Robert Golden introduce their new project. EXILE is a project that will rely upon metaphor and mood ​to transport the audience to a domain in which our shared humanity becomes paramount, where all the worst may be contemplated and all the best may be embraced. It touches upon lost dreams […]


13th December 2016

By Monika Dorniak Collective Synchronisation: An open invitation to a workshop on biological rhythms 15.01.2017 / Sunday / 11-6pm / Tate Modern, London / Free Teacher: Monika Dorniak, MA Art & Science, Central Saint Martins, More Information: exchange/art-school Whether we perceive them consciously, or let them run, rhythms are essential parts of our […]


9th November 2016

By Tolu Agbelusi. At 14, I moved to the UK from Nigeria with my family. The dream was far more exciting than the reality of attending school with a different accent, in a different country, with people who thought and verbalised various assumptions, including that I must have been living in trees because that’s what […]

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6th November 2016

Now in it’s third edition, FLUX, curated by Lisa Gray, has established itself as the platform for contemporary artists to be discovered. This year Iranian-born artist Aziz Anzabi was one of the exhibitors, presenting a selection of paintings and sculpture.   


1st November 2016

A new art exhibition has opened in London called Amrar Zaga which translates as “Our Place” in English. We speak to the artist and curator of the exhibition, Saif Osmani whose artworks cover contemporary issues about migration and its impacts on existing communities. How would you describe your arts practice and why do you cover […]


Gil Mualem Doron is an artist of boundary blurring and the challenging of signs that purport to construct the landscape of civil meanings. His work is multidisciplinary, socially engaged, activist and political, and combines research on art, architecture and urban culture. His artistic activities integrate various media, from drawing and photography to installations and performances, […]


On 2nd July the Platforma South East network in association with Music for Change and supported by Arts Council England held the launch event for an exhibition at Turner Contempoary in Margate based on the 2016 Refugee Week theme ‘Welcome’. Bringing together newly commissioned work created by, with and about refugees and migrants from marginalised […]


Isabel Lima is a Newcastle-based artist whose socially-engaged practice addresses the connections between sense of place, identity and displacement. Her projects involve various groups of people, particularly refugees and asylum seekers, and often take the form of video, performance and installation. Broken Chords Can Sing a Little – Episode 1: The Birds is a new […]


24th June 2016

By Ester Svensson and Rosanna Martin. Fundraising Art Auction & Exhibition Geddes Gallery, London PV 14 July, 6-9pm, Bids Open 15-17 July, 12-7pm, Final bids 6pm Sunday 17th.  A reporter asked a refugee why they should be allowed to enter the UK. He answered: “Because we are all human, and no one owns the land.” […]