Journeys Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis

An exhibition telling refugee stories, both observed and experienced first-hand

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"It’s so exciting now being in a country with freedom of expression.” Read Majid Adin's story in the Evening Standard

This will be the first ever UK exhibition to explore the refugee crisis through illustration. It will include 40 multi-media works by 12 contemporary artists, two of whom are themselves refugees.

Illustrators have the unique opportunity to act as visual journalists, spending extended periods of time in situations where photography is banned or too intrusive.

Iranian artist Majid Adin’s award-winning animation for Elton John’s Rocket Man draws on his own journey to the UK; imprisoned for his political works in Iran, Adin was smuggled to London inside a refrigerator before winning a competition to reimagine the iconic ballad. Palestinian-Syrian Mahmoud Salameh’s bold cartoons – inspired by 17 months in an Australian detention centre – and British Libyan Asia Alfasi’s manga explore issues faced by refugees.

The exhibition will also include war zone reportage by George Butler from Syria, Olivier Kugler’s digital portraits of refugees arriving on the Greek Island of Kos and Kate Evans’ graphic novel that recounts her experience of volunteering in the Calais Jungle.

Illustrators: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad Majid Adin | Asia Alfasi | George Butler | Nick Ellwood | Kate Evans | David Foldvari | Karrie Fransman | Olivier Kugler | Toby Morison | Mahmoud Salameh | Gideon Summerfield

Important to know:

- One ticket covers admission to all House of Illustration exhibitions that are open on the day. Buy exhibition tickets below.
- On Tuesday 4 December this exhibition will close early, at 5pm.

Tickets

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Child ticket with gift aid£4.40 £4.40
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Family ticket with gift aid£19.80 £19.80
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Concession ticket£5.00 £5.00
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Over 65 ticket£6.50 £6.50
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Child ticket£4.00 £4.00
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Family ticket£18.00 £18.00
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Child: aged 5-18, under 5s go free
Family: up to 2 adults and 3 children under 18
Groups: groups of 10 people or more get a 10% discount when paying at our front desk
National Art Pass: 50% off when you present your card at our front desk
Friends: unlimited free entry

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