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Soaring with Clipped Wings

A collection of poems from Stories of Hope involving 36 people of 22 different nationalities writing collaboratively, with some poems form individuals.

Please send your suggestions for works of art to include on this page to [email protected]

Art Works

The Refugee Art Project showcases art by refugees and asylum seekers seeking sanctuary in Australia (some in off-shore detention centres)

‘The Refugee’ is a sculpture by Frances Bruno Catalano

The Museo Atl├íntico is an underwater museum 12m down, on the coast of Lanzarote. It includes this work ‘The Raft of Lampedusa’ by Jason deCaires Tayor 



Ai Weiwei’s installation ‘Law of the Journey’

(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

A tour of the work is available via BBC Culture and AJ+ have made this video about the installation and Ai Weiwei’s film about refugees ‘Human Flow’.

A series of portraits of women seeking sanctuary, depicted in the places where they live by Caroline Walker, part of an exhibition at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge. There’s an article about the series in the Financial Times.

Rhian Voyce is an artist with many works exploring refugee themes. 

Famous Refugee Artists

Lucian Freud

Eva Frankfurther

Frank Auerbach

Josef Herman

Kurt Schwitters

Mona Hatoum

Hong Dam

Zory Shahrokhi

Alketa Xhafa Mripa

Behjat Omer Abdulla

Jasim Ghafur

Maryam Hashemi

Emad Altaay

Ayse Balkose