Manaf Halbouni: Monument

February 15, 2017

German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni opens a new installation ‘Monument’ in Dresden which refers to the current situation in Syria whilst establishing links between Europe and the Middle East and hopes for peace and reconstruction.

Global Justice Now proclaim #RefugeesWelcome on the Cliffs of Dover

April 6, 2016

Working with guerrilla projectionists Feral X, Global Justice Now projected 5m high letters proclaiming #RefugeesWelcome on the iconic Cliffs of Dover – the first visual point of contact many refugees arriving in the UK will meet. Given the theme of #Refugeeweek, it seemed like a great idea to replicate across the country!

Beyond Borders – April 2016

April 4, 2016

Counterpoints Arts in collaboration with Young Vic Taking Part held a conference to share and discuss the role of arts in responding to the refugee crisis. An inspiring evening of shared learning and experience from within the field- conversation and creativity flowed!

Bodging in the Migration Lab

March 2, 2016

As part of the Migration Lab at the Design Museum, Scottish-Indian artist, Jasleen Kaur, took us through a bodging workshop exploring the meanings behind the repurposing of objects and the role they play in the discussion of migration, refugees, and identity.

Unexpected: Continuing Narratives on Identity and Migration

February 9, 2016

Wednesday 17th February will see the Unexpected exhibition open at the Ben Uri Gallery in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts, featuring work by emigre artists such as Frank Auerbach, Eva Frankfurther and Chaïm Soutine as well as invited contemporary artists Tam Joseph and Eugene Palmer, sculptor JoyceKalema, textile artist Salah ud Din, and film-maker Edwin Mingar

Refugee Week Conference 2016

February 9, 2016

This now sold out conference will bring together people to speak, network and take part in workshops at the Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre