Art has a magical way of helping us transcend borders, make unexpected connections and discover new things about our world, and ourselves. 

This Simple Act is an invitation to discover artwork, objects and stories that open windows to experiences of displacement, and help us re-imagine our shared future.

While we may not be able to visit galleries and museums in person right now, there’s a world to see online. You might…

  • Discover the hidden history of Basque child refugees and those who welcomed them with the Havens East project, a new online exhibition with Anglia Ruskin University 
  • Learn what really happens in search and rescue from the perspective of the rescuer and the rescued, in Refugee Rescue’s exhibition What Will We Have Left
  • Explore the experiences of refugees through the common language of football in UNHCR and Goal Click’s Goal Click Refugees exhibition
  • Check out ‘Between These Folded Walls, Utopia’ – portraits by Cooper & Gorfer imagining  a future built by young migrant women
  • Learn about the refugee artists who have helped shape UK culture through Counterpoints Arts’ Traces Project
  • Discover the lives and work of women photographers who came to the UK as refugees in the 1930s, through the Another Eye virtual exhibition
  • Explore artwork exploring the nature of migration from the 17th century until today in Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Journeys, co-curated by Community Curators with personal experiences of migration
  • Discover the dreams of refugees who are survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking in Migrant Help’s ‘Their Dreams: the exhibition’  (recommended age 11+)

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