18th Nov to 5th Jan 2020

Edinburgh Arts Festival

Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland.

Organised by Edinburgh Printmakers and Cork Printmakers, part of a Scotland/Europe programme supported by the British Council and Creative Scotland


‘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.

Images LtoR

Foreboding Shores,

Ghost Pier, Pyramiden, 

Abandoned Power Station, Pyramiden

High-quality limited edition prints are available for sale printed with archival pigments on Hahnemuhle photo rag 308gms paper.

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