The portrait of Natalia from the State of Sinaloa (Mexico) in MexicansUK will be unusually displayed as part of a collaborative art installation between the Travelling Heritage Bureau and artist Alice Kettle at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. The exhibition showcasing colourful gigantic embroidered murals and huge printed cushions will be open to the public from 1st September with the preview taking place on 21st September 2018 alongside William Kentridge’s exhibition. Visit Alice Kettle: Thread Bearing Witness to see our piece. The exhibition is on until 24th February 2019.
HOME celebrated their Refugee Week Festival from 16th June 2018 to 22nd June with a series of events including theatre, film, art and performance. The Travelling Heritage Bureau was invited to showcase in HOME’s main gallery a group exhibition of artwork created by migrant, refugees and displaced artists from several different countries as part of the official cultural programme. Our project Mexicans/UK was part of such amazing exhibition.
Mexicans/UK is currently on show at Park Theatre in Finsbury Park (London) as part of the multiartist exhibition titled ‘Roots’. It runs alongside the current shows, ‘Madame Rubinstein’ and ‘Voices of the Movement’, which tell stories about the lives of migrants and refugees. The exhibition is open to all until 3rd July 2017 and is free of charge.
Time flies! It was almost a year ago that we took part in the Being Human Festival held at The University of London with our Mexicans/UK project and we have only just realised that we never uploaded any pictures of the exhibition! Oh well, better late than never although it would have been better if we had done it sooner than later!
On the festival’s opening night people we photographed for the project came along to have a look at themselves in the portraits we shot; it was nice to see familiar faces and hear their thoughts on the project.
Those that could’t make it made time to visit the show coming all the way from Sheffield, Manchester and Cambridge. A big thank you to everyone!
Mexicans/UK was awarded funding by the Embassy of Spain’s Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs and was one of 41 higher education and cultural institutions that were awarded grants to participate in the Being Human Festival (http://beinghumanfestival.org), the only UK-wide humanities research festival led by the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London. The exhibition ran from 12–22 December 2015.
We are pleased that Mexicans/UK has been invited to take part in the group exhibition curated by photographer Mark Adams titled Transition: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography to be held at Mirabel Gallery in Manchester. Some of the photographers included are Ian Beesley, Ben Graville, Craig Atkinson, Sarah Eyre, Agathe Jacquillat, Tomi Vollauschek, Marc Provins, Anna White, Stephen King and Mario Popham among others. The exhibition runs from 27th February to 13th April 2016 and is open Saturdays only from 11 am to 5 pm. Preview: 25th February 6 - 9 pm, free entry.