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Events - 20 Jun 18

Art Curator’s Talk – Wed 20 Jun 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join a York Art Gallery curator or expert every third Wednesday of the month at 12.30pm for our free 30 minute curator’s talk.

On 20 June, Varvara Shavrova will give an introduction to ‘The Sea is the Limit’ as part of Refugee Week 2018.

The Sea is the Limit questions the meaning of nationalism, free movement, inclusion and exclusion. Through a wide range of media, including interactive installations, drawings, paintings, sculpture, audio, and video works, the artists exhibited here draw upon historical and contemporary narratives that shape identity and opinion about refugees and their experiences. This exhibition challenges our pre-existing concepts of migration, immigrants, dispossession, rootlessness, and the meaning(s) of national borders. Many of the artists are themselves migrants, and this exhibition explores the desire for freedom and a better life held by migrants that stands in sharp contrast to the reality they experience during their journeys.

Talks are free with no need to book (gallery admission applies).

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Film Screening – Calais Children: A Case to Answer – Wed 20 Jun 2018

Large building with pillars at the entrance with green lawn and blue sky

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Why did the UK leave nearly 2000 children in the Calais Jungle as it burnt when many had a legal right to be in the UK? And what happened to them next? Winner of the London Independent Film Awards 2017, ‘Calais Children: A Case to Answer’ follows the young people over the year since they left the Jungle with interviews with Lord Dubs, volunteer groups, and lawyers. The film will be followed by Q&As with the director, Sue Clayton.

Free* – click here to book through Eventbrite.

This event has been organised to coincide with Refugee Week 2018. *Donations are welcomed for Calais Children.

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