6 art events you won’t want to miss

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Struggling to decide what to see at this year’s festival? Here are six amazing art events we think you’re going to love.

1. Tears of Gold: Stories of Refugee Women Displaced from Home

Drop in to the University of Glasgow Chapel between 11-17 June to view Hannah Rose Thomas’ powerful portraits of Yezidi, Rohingya and Nigerian survivors of displacement and sexual violence. You can also join the artist for the live streamed exhibition opening and closing events.

Check the event listing for opening times.


This participatory digital installation by Glasgow- based art collective, Distanced Assemblage, encourages discussion around the semantics of representation, belonging, identity, othering, and the concept of home. The piece features different elements that explore the ongoing concerns of the collective’s socially engaged practice, such as the idea of cultural identity, nationhood and landlessness.

Tuesday 15 June, 11am

3. Making Home

An online exhibition, which brings together artwork created by families in Dundee (Scots old and new) which reflect on the idea of “home”. Works include collages created using recycled materials, as well as photographs and digital family portraits. Information in English and Arabic will accompany the exhibition.

Monday 14 – Sunday 20 June

4. A Thread Is a Journey

Join members of Central and West Integration Network for an outdoor exhibition of fabric and textile designs. The artworks were created as part of a 10-week creative project in partnership with Glasgow School of Art, which included printing, weaving and embroidery.

Tuesday 15 June 1-4pm

Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE

5. Colouring Outside the Lines

This virtual art exhibition showcases over 70 pieces from the UNESCO RILA Affiliate Artist Network. Paintings, photographs, videos, audio, poetry, music and 3D installations, offer artists’ perspectives on migration, integration and identity in a globalised world and stimulate critical reflection on our understanding of refugee integration. Join one of the artists for a guided tour of the exhibition: step into their space and imagine what a more hospitable world could look like.

Tuesday 15 June 2021, 4pm

6. Body mark making with Iman Tajik and the Gallery of Modern Art 

Join Scottish-Iranian artist, Iman Tajik, for this interactive workshop to learn simple printmaking techniques using unusual materials. Taking inspiration from famous artist like Yves Klein and David Hammons, Iman will guide you in using parts of the body to make prints, and you’ll have a chance to test this technique during the session using your hands.

Wednesday 16 June 5.30-8pm

You can view the fantastic festival programme in full here