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Audience during feature panel discussion ‘Exploring Diaspora through the Arts'
Audience during feature panel discussion ‘Exploring Diaspora through the Arts'

About this event

A free one-day exhibition and performance programme exploring the role of the arts in understanding, expressing and experiencing diaspora. The event brings together artist works, photography, film, spoken word poetry, theatre and a panel discussion as a way of exploring the varied and multifaceted experiences of those around the world who have moved from home to make a new life elsewhere.

Diasporas exist globally and include people with layered and diverse experiences. Art provides a means to express these complexities and creates a platform for alternative narratives, which often challenge existing power structures. Art also invites the viewer to engage with these narratives at a personal level and interpret the subject for themselves. The range of media and creative approaches on show here are as diverse as the people and stories being told.

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Featured artists

Pablo & Roxana Allison, Raymond Antrobus,Phoebe Boswell, Rosa Couloute, Scarlett Crawford, David Creedon, Afra Dekie, Sharelly Emanuelson, JJ Bola, Justice in Motion, Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, Lynette Letic, Caroline Molloy, Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, Miyuki Okuyama, Kajal Nisha Patel, Sharon Paz, Mikaela Toczek, Virtual Migrants and Clare Walter.

Curated by Sunil Shah

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IMI team at tenth anniversary conference

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