Exhibition by Art For Action for Refugee Week, 16th-23rd June 2018
St Aldates Church, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1BP
Open 11am - 6.30pm daily. Friday 22nd 11am - 5.30pm. Closed Sunday 17th & Monday 18th.
Launch evening: Friday 15th June, 6-10pm
- Poetry by local refugees, including 13 year old Oxford Syrian school girl, Amineh Abou Kerech from Syria, winner of the Betjeman Poetry prize in 2017
- Art For Action ﬁlms showing at 7pm
- Live music
- Bar with food available
Compassionate portraits by Rose Illingworth, founder of Art For Action. The paintings are from encounters whilst running refugee projects around the world, reflecting the social, humanitarian and political problems. They are mixed media (oil, charcoal, pastel and spray). The paintings and prints are for sale. 10% of proceeds go directly back to the partnership organisation Rose is working with, or the individual she has painted.
Three short ﬁlms made by Art For Action concerning IDPs in Colombia and refugees in Uganda and Lesvos which document Art For Action’s projects.
Photographs by two refugee photographers, Abdulazez Dukhan from Syria and Abdul Saboor from Afghanistan. Abdulazez now has asylum in Belgium but Abdul Saboor is still in transit. Abdulazez Dukhan started taking photographs and learnt to use photoshop during his escape and his journey from Syria when he was 12 years old. Abdul Saboor’s photographs are taken on his smart phone, yet capture life in the camps in Serbia. 100% of proceeds of their work sold goes straight to the artists.
Canvases by refugee children living in camps in Germany. Proceeds of work sold goes into future Art For Action projects.
An art project run at Campsﬁeld Detention Centre Spring 2018 will also be on show to the public.
Art For Action runs international art projects with marginalised communities, vulnerable parts of society and those experiencing trauma through war. Exhibitions have previously been held in London, Brighton and Bristol.
This exhibition is organised in partnership with ACT, the Oxford based charity working with the vulnerably housed, and hosted by St Aldates church.