Each year, the Art Collection’s exhibitions are directly inspired by the research of the University of Stirling and this year, Experiences of Exile focuses on refugees and migration. Experiences of Exile features works from the permanent collection by artists who, at some point in their lives, were forced to leave their homes due to hardship or war. Alongside the Art Collection are exhibiting work by internationally renowned photographer Anna Pantelia, who examines the migrant crisis through her exhibition The European Dream and academic Dr Fiona Barclay’s exhibition exploring the history of French Settlers in Algeria.
This afternoon’s events include guided tours of the exhibitions, an opportunity to print a keepsake on the University’s Columbian Press and a musical performance by Syrian guitarist Ayman Jarjour.
The event also includes readings by Creative Writing students from the University of Stirling and performances from students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who have composed musical pieces directly inspired by the Experiences of Exile exhibitions.
Pathfoot Building is fully accessible. There are elevators and disabled bathrooms and a ramp into the building. Printed text will be suitable for people with visual impairment.