Lives in Transit: Exhibition & Art Auction
Sunday 30th June - Saturday 6th July 2019
Opening event: Sunday 30th June, 6 – 9pm
COLOURS of Edinburgh are holding a week-long art exhibition and auction to mark the closing of the Scottish Refugee Council’s Scottish Refugee Festival 2019.
This event aims to highlight the experiences of refugees who have resettled in Scotland, through written accounts of interviews and multimedia art.
The second part of the event is an auction of artworks by local and international artists who respond to refugee experiences in their work. Expect a variety of painting, photography, sculpture and film. Throughout the week, the artwork will be auctioned to the public and the profits made from selling the artwork will be divided between Bikes for Refugees – Scotland SCIO, The Welcoming Edinburgh, the artists who have collaborated and towards future COLOURS of Edinburgh projects.
The exhibition will be fully accessible to wheelchair-users and open to all members of the public.
COLOURS of Edinburgh (Collecting Lost Or Underrepresented Refugee Stories) is a social awareness project set up in January 2018 by students in Edinburgh, aiming to create a platform for refugees to share their stories through art, research & digital media.