Stunning New T-Shirt Prints by Marios Schwab and Studio Moross

June 3, 2016

It’s been our huge privilege to have one of London’s most exciting fashion designers, Marios Schwab and the award-winning Studio Moross working with us on creating a unique, small collection of stunning t-shirt designs in support of Refugee Week. When we first approached Marios, our idea was to build on the concept behind Refugee Week […]









Our Summer 2016 programme

June 3, 2016

We celebrate Refugee Week 2016 with a programme of film screenings, music gigs, performances, readings, installations and workshops – all happening across a range of top venues in London. The summer programme includes Learning Labs, a session at Christie’s and participatory events at the Festival of Love, and a rich mix of projects and events […]









Our Dublin Migration Lab: Art / Human Rights / Refugees

June 3, 2016

      Learning Lab is travelling to Dublin this June, 14th to 15th, presenting a very special Lab edition – Art / Human Rights / Refugees – in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Immigrant Council of Ireland and the Irish Film Institute. The two day programme: Dublin Learning Lab programme  









Swedish Minister visits Counterpoints Arts

March 9, 2016

On 8th March we were delighted to host a visit by Alice Bah Kuhnke, the Swedish government minister for Culture and Democracy. The Minister explained something of the situation in Sweden, where more refugees per capita have been accepted than in any other EU Country. Led by our Co-Director, Áine O’Brien, the Counterpoints Arts team […]









Platforma Festival 2015, Leicester

January 8, 2016

We were delighted to welcome a team from BBC Arts to our Platforma Festival in Leicester in November. Overall we helped them make four films, including one about the Platforma Conference. The films were part of a season curated by Vicky Featherstone (artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre) and included pieces on The Paper Project, […]









dis/placed

January 8, 2016

In June 2015, we organised a week-long programme of events in response to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement. The programme featured over 40 artists working across visual art, film, photography, Live Art, performance and design, dis/placed considers the experiences of people who are ‘staying temporarily’, sometimes for generations, in stateless limbos, […]









‘Life Seekers’ by Jillian Edelstein

September 22, 2015

This group of refugees arrived on Lesvos by dinghy. The group are gathering up their belongings, amazed that they’ve arrived and finally are at the ‘gateway’ to Europe. There is something so poignant about the little girls red cap and coat. Jillian Edelstein Counterpoints Arts is pleased to be working with acclaimed photographer, Jillian Edelstein, on […]









‘Nowhere is Home’ by Manaf Halbouni, 2015

June 12, 2015

A car loaded with personal possessions is turned into a living space – an impossible home for a “modern nomad unable to belong and grow roots”. This personal yet universal piece by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni speaks of his transient life in exile from Damascus. It also stands as a moving testament to loss, resilience […]









Adopting Britain

March 20, 2015

Adopting Britain: 70 Years of Migration – presented by the Southbank Centre in partnership with Counterpoints Arts (17 April – 6 September 2015) Adopting Britain: 70 Years of Migration is part of the Southbank Centre’s Changing Britain Festival. Inspired by Tales of a New Jerusalem, a series of books by historian David Kynaston, this festival […]









Moving Lives – a pioneering iPortrait

February 27, 2015

Counterpoints Arts launched Moving Lives this week in Dublin. Moving Lives is an online case study of the independent law centre, the Immigrant Council of Ireland – located in Dublin and working nationally and internationally. We coined the term iPortrait to produce an interactive case study that would not merely sit on a shelf but could reach a […]









The ‘Everyday on Canalside’ project website goes live

February 27, 2015

We launched our Everyday on Canalside project website last weekend giving you a sense of what we’ve been producing on Canalside over the past year, together with the different participatory strands that make up this project (Humans of Canalside, Open Spaces, Simple Acts and Moving Worlds). everydayoncanalside.org We’re excited to announce that in late March, […]









Call for Artists

February 16, 2015

Counterpoints Arts invites artists working in visual arts, live art, film, design and architecture to submit work for a one week multi-media exhibition titled dis/placed, running at The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, London (15th – 22th June). The theme of dis/placed is informed by huge demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement – according […]









2015 Programme

February 9, 2015

We are living in the midst of huge demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement. More than ever before, we need bold and imaginative interventions to help us make better sense of the global yet very local experiences of migration. And who better to do it than artists and cultural practitioners who are engaging […]