My dream?:  Refugee Week Art Exhibition

Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 June, 2018

Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings  BD1 5SD

My Dream? is a mixed media exhibition – with paintings, textile art, photography, collages and poems – by individual artists and groups.  Exhibitors are of all ages.  Some of the work is from schools, including St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College, where Year 10 students have worked independently, to produce work on the theme of My Dream?.  Work by refugees and asylum seekers, from groups across the area, including Shine West Bowling, the Anchor Drop-in Project and the Millside Centre / Horton Housing is shown in a range of collaborative pieces.


Key of return

Deborah Mullins is exhibiting Reflections on Palestine in textile art.   The Key of return is a 3D textile piece, with hand dyed fabrics, printed, stencilled, appliqued and stitched with the names of all the Palestinian villages, ethnically cleansed in the Nakba, 1948.



Refugee postcards by Sara Abbasi, tells the stories of refugees, one postcard at a time. Refugees in Brussels and London were given a camera to take pictures of their lives in Europe over the course of a week.

The exhibition is open:

  • Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 June: 11-00am to 5-00pm

  • Friday 22 June: 11-00am to 6-30pm

  • Saturday 23 June: 11-00am to 6-00pm

On Friday 22 June, between 4-30 and 6-30pm, visitors can wander between the My Dream? exhibition and the World Wide Women of Bradford exhibition, at Of the People, 23 Bank Street, Bradford BD1 1PU, to meet the artists at Of the People and have some cake.

Capital of Cycling is a coalition of charities and community groups who aim to increase cycling for well-being, social and environmental change in Bradford.  A bike can be a particularly empowering tool for a refugee or asylum seeker. Dave Robison, of Capital of Cycling says “We’ve started the Cycling to Sanctuary and Riding with Refugees projects, enabling refugees to gain access to bikes and be empowered to ride and maintain them. Over the last two years we have been developing a large community cycling hub based in central Bradford, and are thrilled to be able to use the space for this wonderful exhibition.”


For more information:

  • My Dream? exhibition: Mary Blacka, Bradford City of Sanctuary, on [email protected]

  • Worldwide Women of Bradford exhibition: Deborah Collett, Artworks Creative Communities on [email protected]

  • Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings, BD1 5SD

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