Our shared future:  Refugee Week Art Exhibition, 19-24 June 2017Refugee Week logo

The theme for the 2017 exhibition, in Gallery II, University of Bradford, was Our shared future. 

The exhibits – by schools, groups of all kinds and individual student and established artists – were shown to advantage by professional installation and lighting.

Michelle Wren’s take on a border post put to better use. Michelle has donated this picture to Refugee Action, Bradford.

Visitors’ comments:

I love the range of exhibits. Great to see all members of the community getting involved.

Brilliant exhibition. I loved the Rozali Abou Chakra collages – very moving. Also the primary school work.

Many inspiring works. Both artistic and written. The poems by children at Horton [Park] Primary school were very deep and moving.

Moved and inspired. Children seem to see things more clearly than we adults.

Brilliant. Thank you. Inspirational. Well curated!!



Independent work by Year 10 students at St Bede’s & St Joseph’s Catholic College


Jax Griffin created a series of photographs, illustrating, over the course a month, what asylum seekers can buy with their weekly allowance.

We are grateful to all the staff at Gallery II and to those who lent their work.  For a full list of 2017 exhibitors, click  here:  List of exhibitors   To see the exhibition flyer, based on Ruth Fettis’ lino cut Flight, click here:  Exhibition flyer, 2017

There will be a Refugee Week Art Exhibition again in 2018.  More information shortly.

Contact Mary Blacka at [email protected] or on 07415 307389.