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Join new publication Contra Journal, the visual culture and conflict journal, for the launch of its first issue, Displacement

19 January 2018  -  19 January 2018
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Using video, photography, light and sound, Altered Landscapes encourages you to open up contemplation and discussion about the current situation in Europe, a place that has become filled with militarised border control.

06 January 2018  -  25 February 2018
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Altered

Who Are We? Art, Migration And The Production Of Democracy. A week of experimental production at Tate Modern, London

22 May 2018  -  28 May 2018
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who are we

Isabel Lima’s film addresses the migration crisis in general and the experience of displacement by Middlesbrough-based asylum seekers and refugees in particular. It explores the feelings, memories, anxieties, and aspirations of these groups against the backdrop of relevant governmental policies, news and public debates.

05 December 2017  -  05 December 2017
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Reportage illustrations with texts portraying Syrian Refugees that artist Olivier Kugler met in Iraqi Kurdistan, Greece, Calais, England and Germany

06 December 2017  -  29 December 2017
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North East

Working across Europe, Juan delGado has focused his recent practice on gathering and presenting stories from newly-arrived communities. For Common Ground, he has curated a short artist moving image programme by and about refugees and migrants. From the every day to the cataclysmic, the films and animations are tender, funny and heart rending.

19 October 2017  -  21 October 2017
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Umma Hamido’s On Akka’s Shore is an audio visual artistic reflection of one person’s journey from a Palestinian Refugee Camp to London.

02 November 2017  -  02 November 2017
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On Akka's Shore

North East

Ritournelle (once more, from the top) is the result of Katia Kameli’s artist-residency at the Church of St John the Baptist, Newcastle upon Tyne, which is programmed in collaboration with Platforma.

21 October 2017  -  15 January 2018
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From Syria to Gateshead is an artistic and musical exploration of belonging among refugee-background Syrian young people living in Gateshead. It emerges out of a participatory arts-based study of belonging among young forced migrants living in regional cities in Australia and the United Kingdom.

19 October 2017  -  26 October 2017
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Gresham’s Wooden Horse is a project by artist Isabel Lima that brings together people from communities living in Gresham, central Middlesbrough. The project is inspired by the ancient Greek myth of the Trojan Horse, built by Greek soldiers as a means of infiltrating and taking control of the city of Troy. Lima uses this symbolism to stimulate a collaborative action among Gresham’s community.

24 September 2017  -  24 September 2017
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Scotland

IMAGINE – a small non-for-profit organisation based in London – ran art workshops in Calais in 2016, and Protestimony exhibition is the fulfilment of the commitment to use this artwork for political purposes: protest, advocacy and awareness-raising.

02 August 2017  -  24 September 2017
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A fortnight of exhibition, films, theatre, live music,
talks by writers, panel discussions and interactive art workshops exploring Syrian arts and culture before and after 2011.

10 July 2017  -  23 July 2017
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Working from a community library and living without a permanent home, Johnson Weree’s practice involves drawing from early morning until late at night creating surreal and otherworldly portraits of imagined subjects.

06 July 2017  -  02 September 2017
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