On 01 September, we celebrated the opening of our Birds Crossing Borders exhibition with over 35 guests in an evening of sharing stories of migration and sharing food. We were excited to be joined by Nick Cowell and Carla Ferrari, two of six artists who created a bird design for our postcard set. We were also very pleased that some of our partners could join us because their support has been vital to the project: […]
We’re excited to announce two London events: Join us on 01 September 6-8pm for the launch of the Birds Crossing Borders exhibition at Rich Mix’ Lower Cafe Gallery. Click here for more details. And if you fancy contributing to the creative dialogue why not joining us for a free drop-in arts workshop on 08 September 6-8pm at Rich Mix’ Lower Cafe Gallery. One of the most popular activity during our art workshops in the Jungle/Calais was […]
Today a year ago – on 29 July 2015 – a desperate journey of 733 would-be migrants crammed into two tiny fishing boats ended safely on the shores of Italy after a rescue mission by MSF. Photographer and film maker Paolo Pellegrin and writer Scott Anderson witnessed the delicate rescue mission and created the powerful multimedia documentary ‘Desperate Crossings’ for the New York Times which you can watch here.
If I could draw cartoons I know exactly what I’d draw right now: a tall and steep cliff that looks unsurprisingly not unlike the White Cliffs of Dover . And at its foot, almost lost in the vast shadow cast by the very cliff: I’d draw a small little building saying ‘Gallery’. Still, you’d be able to see the beauty of the gallery: a modern yet quirky design, welcoming and vibrant, colourful and bright, inviting […]
We are very pleased that Birds Crossing Borders has been recommended in London Calling’ s review of “Call my by my name: Stories from Calais and beyond” on 08 June. Tom Faber beautifully captures the essence of our project which simply seeks “to increase sympathy and understanding… it’s not providing solutions. It encourages us to think carefully and ask questions”. Read the full review here. And if you haven’d already done so you can still visit the exhibition until […]
Call me by my name: Stories from Calais and beyond has opened on 02 June and is a powerful tapestry of art work by those that have experienced migration directly as refugees and their families – as well as those with a more indirect experiences of migration through volunteering or their work or simply by being touched by stories of others in their community. A small section of our ‘bird cards’ have made it into the exhibition right […]
Over 200 birdcards with messages of hope and solidarity are now ready to to wing their way to the Jungle in Calais. On the 17 February 2016, the deep:black team will travel to Calais to share the birdcards with those living in the camp, and invite creative responses to take back to the UK. We will deliver a series of workshops over a 5-day period at The Good Chance Theatre. Each workshop will culminate in […]
Usually people get a blessing of cards before the winter holidays – we enjoy coming back from the holidays to this blessing of Birds Crossing Borders cards by you! Thanks to all of you who’ve already sent theirs! We look forward to receiving more – and if you’ve only now heard about this project: you can still order your free set of postcards from us via firstname.lastname@example.org!