As part of Refugee Festival Scotland the Art Collection is opening its doors for an afternoon of art and music inspired by the current exhibitions Experiences of Exile.
Each year, the Art Collection’s exhibitions are directly inspired by the research of the University of Stirling and, this year, the focus is on refugees and migration.
Experiences of Exile features works from the permanent collection by artists who, at some point in their lives, were forced to leave their homes due to hardship or war. Alongside, the Art Collection are exhibiting work by internationally renowned photographer Anna Pantelia, who examines the migrant crisis through her exhibition The European Dream and also academic Dr Fiona Barclay’s exhibition which explores the history of French Settlers in Algeria.
The afternoon’s events include guided tours of the exhibitions, an opportunity to print a keepsake on the University’s Columbian Press and a musical performance by Syrian guitarist Ayman Jarjour. The event also includes readings by Creative Writing students from the University of Stirling and performances from students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who have composed musical pieces directly inspired by the Experiences of Exile exhibitions.
This is a free event but donations to Forth Valley Welcome would be very welcome