Being Human **NEW LOCATION TBC**

Scottish Refugee Council presents

Being Human **NEW LOCATION TBC**

in association with Maryhill Integration Network and Albscott

Thu 4 - Sun 21 Jun 2015 | Exhibition: Daily, 10am - 10pm | Launch event: Thursday 4th, 6.30pm - 8pm | Free

A programme of visual art by Iranian refugee artists living in Scotland that explores a central theme of ‘being human’ and how the refugee experience has influenced their practice. Featuring exhibitions by Iman Tajik and Paria Goodarzi.

Join us for the launch of Being Human on Thursday 4 June, 6.30-8pm, featuring live performances from Iranian rappers, keynote speeches from the artists, a showcase of contemporary Iranian fashion design by Dina Abdood and dance from Maryhill Integration Network and Albscott.

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland, produced by Scottish Refugee Council – helping refugees re-build their lives in Scotland for 30 years.


Human Just Like You
by Iman Tajik

A powerful and engaging installation of photographic portraits of asylum seekers living in Glasgow.

Lost Life
by Iman Tajik

An exhibition of photographic portraits highlighting the emotional journey of Iranian refugees as they attempt to rebuild their lives in Scotland.

Born in Tehran and living in Scotland for two years, multi-award winning photographer Iman Tajik is currently studying Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art.

Iranian Ancient
by Paria Goodarzi

An exhibition of seven batik textile works. Each art work incorporates an ancient Iranian symbol, simplified and condensed to reflect the constraints imposed during certain periods in Iran and married with the artist’s own personal experiences and cultural influences.

Passionate about colour and textiles, Paria Goodarzi has a BA in Art and Design and has exhibited her work in various locations in Tehran. She is currently studying Textiles at Glasgow’s Cardonald College. This is her first exhibition in Scotland.

The Arches (Iranian) Café Bar Take-over

The Arches transform their Café Bar menu with a selection of dishes inspired by Iranian recipes and culture to complement the exhibitions.

Refugee Festival Scotland is an annual celebration of the contribution refugees make to life in Scotland and the welcome offered by local people. Packed with music, art, film, performance, community led family events and more, the festival celebrates the richness and vibrancy of Scotland’s communities.

Coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, the festival plays a crucial role in raising awareness of refugee experiences and helping people rebuild their lives in Scotland.

For updates on the festival and events, like RefugeeFestivalScotland on Facebook and follow @ScotRefCouncil on Twitter.