‘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 […]

Launch of our 2015 programme

December 19, 2014

26 January 2015 Hoxton Gallery, 9 Kingsland Road, London E2 6.30pm-8.30pm Please join us for the launch of our 2015 programme and to reflect on the work that Counterpoints Arts has done in the past 12 months. On 26th January we will bring together some of the artists we have worked with, together with partners, funders and friends […]

Counterpoints Arts is recruiting candidates for its Board of Trustees

December 9, 2014

Counterpoints Arts is a creative arts and cultural organisation exploring refugee and migrant experiences. Our mission is to support, produce and promote the arts by & about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their cultural and artistic contributions are recognized and welcomed within British history and culture. We do this by developing creative projects […]