Art and Migration Series
Talk by Dr Áine O’Brien

Tue 3 November, 7.30pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Free event, booking essential

Art, activism, participation and collaboration: all terms that are frequently interchanged yet become messy and charged when used in relation to the complexities of global (forced) migration and the politics of representation. Who speaks for whom? Who is listening? And why does it matter?

The second in a three-part series, this event is organised by the Art Activism Network, which was born out of Autograph ABP and Will Essilfie's series of Art Activism Summer Schools in Summer 2015. The Art Activism Network meets monthly at Autograph ABP to share skills and provide feedback to group members; as well as produce a programme of public talks/ workshops to enhance learning in the field.

Speaker Biography
Dr Áine O’Brien is Co-Director and Co-Founder of Counterpoints Arts, London. O’Brien’s productions to date span documentary film, print, exhibition and curation. O’Brien directs, curates and produces cross-platform arts projects with migrant groups, artists and filmmakers, communities of place and migration advocates. Currently she is the creative producer of the participatory arts and communities of place project, Everyday on Canalside; co-researcher/producer of the arts and social action programme, Out of Place, and runs Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab. Áine is co-editor of a book/DVD-ROM ‘Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice’ (2007, Wallflower and Columbia U Press).


This event is free. To book a ticket, use the form on this webpage, Eventbrite, or phone 020 7749 1240.

Our events are very popular. As our Art and Migration Series talks are free, not everyone who asks for tickets is able to attend on the night. To ensure we have a full house we allocate more tickets than there are seats. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.

Additional Info

Rivington Place

P: 0207 749 1240

Rivington Place is fully accessible. Disabled parking bays are available, please call in advance to reserve.