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

CALL FOR EXHIBITSRefugee Week logo

The theme for the 2017 exhibition, which will be Gallery II, University of Bradford, Chesham B Building, Bradford  BD7 1PH, from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 June, is Our shared future.  The exhibition will also be open on Saturday 1 July, to coincide with the International Refugee Festival, at Grange Interlink, Summerville Road, BD7 1PX.   It will, again, be an all-age, mixed media exhibition, with individual and collaborative work.  There will be work by schools, groups of all kinds and by student and established artists.  Work by asylum seekers and refugees will be particularly welcome.

If you would like to submit work for the exhibition, please download the Exhibits registration form 2017.  There is no selection process.

For more information contact Mary Blacka at [email protected] or on 07415 307389.

Welcome:  Refugee Week Art Exhibition, 20-25 June 2016

The third annual Refugee Week Art Exhibition was held from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 June 2016, in a pop-up gallery, at 5 John Street, on the outside of the Oastler Market.   Refugee Week logo

The exhibition explored the idea of “Welcome” interpreted – sometimes ironically – by artists of all ages. There was work from schools and youth groups, by established artists and by members of asylum seeker / refugee groups. As in previous years, it was a mixed-media exhibition with paintings, textile art, photographs, ceramics and small-scale installations. Much of the work was focussed on the journeys which people have made towards the Welcome.

Work by New-to-English students at Grange Technology College

Work by New-to-English students at Grange Technology College

Passers by were attracted by the shop window, so visitor numbers were much higher than in previous years.  We are indebted to the Markets Service of Bradford City Council for the loan of the shop for the duration of the exhibition.

Kiran Deol's sculpture under construction

Kiran Deol’s sculpture under construction

For more information about the exhibition and a full set of exhibitors see below.

Information on exhibition 2016

List of exhibitors 2016