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Move across Tate Exchange through commissioned installations, symposia, and participatory workshops exploring living archives, the power of popular culture and crossing borders; migration, mobility and citizenship; and the politics of cultural policy, language diversity and translation.

21 May 2019  -  25 May 2019
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Yorkshire and Humberside

A group exhibition by refugees and asylum seekers from BIASAN in Bradford, jointly curated with artist Mussarat Rahman.

30 May 2019  -  11 July 2019
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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.

17 June 2019  -  23 June 2019
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Refugee Week

London

An exhibition of over 150 paintings is in celebration of the New Art Studio’s 5th year.

26 April 2019  -  10 May 2019
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New Art Studio

Sink Without Trace will be the first exhibition to deal specifically with the subject of migrant deaths at sea, with a focus on works by migrants and refugees. A number of the works have been specially commissioned for the exhibition and it will be the first time that many of the works have been exhibited in the UK. The exhibition includes a number of found objects from shipwrecked migrant boats.

13 June 2019  -  13 July 2019
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West Midlands

Ways of Belonging brings together four young female artists based in Birmingham. The exhibition attempts to redefine the narrative around what it means to be ‘local’ and to belong somewhere.

19 January 2019  -  17 March 2019
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New from the Migration Museum Project: Open the door, put down your suitcase, take off your coat, let the outside world fade away. This is where it begins. A room that you can start to call a home. A room to breathe.

16 November 2018  -  16 November 2018
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The Ground Beneath Your Feet launches at Castlefield Gallery as part of The With One Voice International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival.

16 November 2018  -  03 February 2019
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Tate Liverpool Explore the stories of migration and the refugee crisis in Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece This project raises questions about the lived experiences of refugees on the Balkan Migration Route and will present a series of activities that will encourage you to think more deeply about what it means to be a refugee fleeing […]

12 November 2018  -  18 November 2018
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Thread Bearing Witness is a major new series of large textiles, and other works, to be shown at the Whitworth, that considers cultural heritage, refugee displacement and movement, while engaging with individual migrants and their creativity within the wider context of the global refugee crisis.

01 September 2018  -  24 February 2019
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North West

A powerful collective of international women artists based in the North West, are coming together to create a pop-up, interactive trail around Manchester Art Gallery.

07 October 2018  -  07 October 2018
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In The New Babylonians Gil Mualem-Doron presents several socially engaged art pieces, including some previously exhibited at the Tate Modern, Liverpool Museum and the Turner Contemporary.

05 September 2018  -  27 September 2018
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