Exhibition: Tears of Gold - Stories of Women Displaced From Home

Exhibition: Tears of Gold - Stories of Women Displaced From Home

Refugee Festival Scotland 2021 | College of Arts
Date: Friday 11 June 2021 - Thursday 17 June 2021
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Category: Exhibitions
Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exhibition-launch-tears-of-gold-stories-of-women-displaced-from-home-registration-156718259533

Tears of Gold - Stories of Women Displaced From Home

Research has shown, with a constancy, that when resources are scarce it is the most vulnerable people and most marginalised people who will suffer first. In conflict over resources – land and water – it’s very hard to draw a causal line between forced migration and climate chaos, but what we do know from past environmental degradation is that it has produced forced displacement.

In preparing for COP26 and thinking about the effects to come for those who may be displaced and those who will hold the grief for the land lost that accompanies the search for a refuge, a human ecological approach to culture and sanctuary is an important element.

In Hannah Rose Thomas’s portraits we come face to face with the grief and loss of bodily integrity, with the integrity of human lives lived within the environment. In the portraits we come face to face with women (and men) who have been displaced and we see into a future that we have a chance to change, into suffering that might be prevented.

In this exhibition the UNESCO Chair for Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts joins with the Chaplaincy at the University of Glasgow, The Dear Green Bothy, and Interfaith Scotland, to offer a window into a future world, through portraiture.

Refugee Festival Scotland offers an opportunity to be part of the cultural work towards the sustainable development goals, and to learning from past conflict about the possible effects of the climate conflicts and conflicts over resources to come.

“UNESCO ensures that the role of culture is recognized through a majority of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those focusing on quality education, sustainable cities, the environment, economic growth, sustainable consumption and production patterns, peaceful and inclusive societies, gender equality and food security.

From cultural heritage to cultural and creative industries, Culture is both an enabler and a driver of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.” https://en.unesco.org/themes/culture-sustainable-development

The live exhibit

Tears of Gold - Stories of Women Displaced From Home will run from Friday 11 - Thursday 17 June in the University Chapel during the hours shown below. Attendance numbers are capped at 20ppl in the chapel at any one time for Covid restrictions.

The exhibit itself is not ticketed. You will be required to wear a mask upon entry unless exempt. Any questions about the venue can be directed to chaplaincy@glasgow.ac.uk.

  • Friday 11 June: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday 13 June: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Monday 14 June: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 15 June: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 16 June: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Thursday 17 June: 10:00 - 16:00

Supported by The Dear Green Bothy, a collaborative cultural programme from the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts showcasing creative and critical responses to climate emergency

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Should you have any questions please email unesco-rila@glasgow.ac.uk 

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2021



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