Gift Giving: printmaking sessions with young refugees

Wednesday 21st June 2017 - Sunday 25th June 2017

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Explore gift fiving as part of a live printmaking session across second part of Refugee Week.

Artists Afshin Dehkordi and Saeed Taji Farouky are collaborating with a group of young refugee and asylum-seeking people to give voice to social meaning and its loss through basic printmaking techniques.

Join the artists and young people inside a freestanding printing workshop inside Royal Festival Hall, specially commissioned from an architect. At each printmaking station a young refugee passes on their newly acquired printmaking skills to a member of the public.

Printed works will be pinned to the structure as they come off the printing press, so the installation evolves throughout the week. You can also take a free print home with you.

These young people are experts in their own experiences: the focus of this art is not the physical prints themselves, but the intangible dialogue, sharing and connection created between the visiting public and the young people.

This free event is presented in partnership with Southbank Centre.