The Travelling Gallery Scottish Arts Council Edinburgh Council Scottish Arts Council Lottery Funded

Spring 19


March to June 2019

Travelling Gallery’s Spring 2019 exhibition, Displaced, explored how artists are responding to global migration and the refugee crisis. With ongoing international conflicts and the continued displacement of human beings, artists are asking us to question how we view, understand, and represent refugees and migrants. Can artists give an ethical voice to those who don't have one?

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Image:Broomberg & Chanarin, The Bureaucracy of Angels, 2016

Displaced was an international exhibition which focused on crisis abroad but also shone a light on Europe and our own country; charting journeys and often using transport, architecture and landscape alongside human experience. Each of the artists started their projects by placing themselves next to, and amongst, those who have left their home. They have listened to their stories and worked alongside Aid Organisations to understand and represent their struggles beyond victim-hood.

The exhibition included photography, printmaking, film and painting.

Exhibiting artists:

Halil Altindere

Brendon Bannon

Broomberg and Chanarin

Elizabeth Kwant

Alberta Whittle