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19 October 2017  -  26 October 2017

From Syria to Gateshead


The Lounge, Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4JB

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. Over a three-month period, the fourteen young people represented in this exhibition participated in research interviews and workshops with professional artists and musicians to produce works that reflect their ideas and experiences of belonging.

Prsented as part of the Platforma Festival 2017

Project team: Participants: Ahmad, Ali, Ammar, Asaad, Hussein, Ibo, Mohamad, Morad, Niazi, Nina, Nivine, Shahed A, Shahed H, Tariq Professional artists: Isabel Finch, Pawel Jedrzejewski, Andy Morley, Lesley-Anne Rose

Researcher and project coordinator: Caitlin Nunn, Durham University

From Syria to Gateshead is a partnership between Durham University, GemArts and Gateshead Council with support from Shipley Art Gallery.

Thursday 19th, 12-4pm; Thursday 26th, 10am-1pm; Limited access Saturday 21st, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th (Please call in advance to check times).