Forboding Shores, 2019, archival pigments on Hahnemuhle paper 


Angela Gilmour, Fiona Kelly, David Lilburn and Anna York


18th Nov to 10th Jam 2020

Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland. Organised by Edinburgh Printmakers and Cork Printmakers


‘Mouth of a Shark’ examines issues around migration, including the tension between free circulation and border control, experiences of displacement and exile, and notions of home. The title of the exhibition is taken from a rallying call for refugees by poet Warsan Shire, who claims that ‘no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.’ The works on view respond to Shire’s words, exploring stories behind the ‘migrant crisis’.


The exhibition evokes the ongoing headlines around the ‘migrant crisis’ to illuminate the truth behind fear-mongering reports in which migrants are vilified. It reveals that the current influx of people seeking asylum in Europe is just one symptom of a narrative that has historical roots worldwide. It demonstrates that migration is a key characteristic of modern life.

© 2015 Angela Gilmour. All Rights Reserved 

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