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Wednesday 15 June 2016

MIGRATION LAB: Art on the Front Line - Art / Human Rights / Refugees

Artists communicate what is often difficult to put into words, saying it with clarity and directness through imagery or through making something that shows urgency and purpose. 
It is these qualities that artists can bring to bear on one of the biggest crises of our times, as a catalyst for action and for the assertion of human rights. 

This call to action for artists and for civil society lies at the heart of this gathering in Dublin which stands in solidarity with Refugee Week UK and beyond.

Counterpoints Arts, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Immigrant Council of Ireland, and the Irish Film Institute are hosting Migration Lab. Supported by the Community Foundation of Ireland, British Council Ireland, Creative Europe Desk, Ireland Office and Arts Council of Ireland.

Migration Lab will take place in conjunction with the Irish Film Institute's screening of 'Fire at Sea' on Tuesday 14th June at 6:00pm.  The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion and more information/booking details can be found here:

The Lab will involve an array of artists / activists: Marta Wallander, Juan delGado, Grainne Hassett, Bobby Lloyd and contributors: Norah Casey, Razan Ibraheem, Ismail Einashe, Karen Moynihan, Áine O'Brien, Helen Carey, Niels Righolt, Almir Koldzic, Sally Lavern, Chrissie Tiller, Brian Killoran, Maureen Freely, Ailbhe Murphy, Dijana Rakovic, Marcelo Sánchez-Camus and others. A full Migration Lab programme can be viewed below.

Admission free, booking advisable: