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Artists wanted for exhibition to help the homeless in Cambridge


By Adrian Curtis


A Cambridge charity is looking for artist submissions for an exhibition designed to support the homeless in Cambridge and refugees in northern France.

Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group (CamCRAG) wants submissions on the theme of ‘Home’ for an art event to be held between June 10-29 this year.

The exhibition will be held at the Michaelhouse Centre on Trinity Street, Cambridge and funds raised will go to CamCRAG and Cambridge Churches Homeless Project.

Artists wanted for an exhibition this summer to aid the homeless in Cambridge and refugees in northern France
Artists wanted for an exhibition this summer to aid the homeless in Cambridge and refugees in northern France

The deadline for submissions is April 26.

The show is an opportunity for artists, whether professionally established or newcomers, to contribute to the cause as well as to publicise their work.

An average of 2000 people visit the Michaelhouse Centre each week, providing wide exposure over the three-week period.

The exhibition will feature the work of internationally renowned artists, such as photographer Andrea Bonetti.

Exhibition organiser, Liz Stephan explained: " When I saw this photograph of refugees by the acclaimed Swiss photographer Andrea Bonetti, I was struck by the depth of this moment of human emotion.

“The anguish of the woman carrying a child suggests the horror of her journey as well as relief at arriving safely, and the eyes of the man comforting her also reflect her pain. ‘Home’ is part of the pain of the past as well as a hope in an uncertain future. I would invite artists to respond to the concept in any way that inspires them."



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