Journeys Drawn - Illustration from the Refugee Crisis

Journeys Drawn - Illustration from the Refugee Crisis: An exhibition telling refugee stories, both observed and experienced first-hand, through illustration. This first of its kind in the UK, it features 40 multi-media works by 12 contemporary artists, two of whom are themselves refugees. For example, the show features Iranian artist Majid Adin’s award-winning animation for Elton John’s 'Rocket Man', which draws on his own journey to the UK, as he had been imprisoned for his political works in Iran and was smuggled to London inside a refrigerator, before winning a competition to reimagine the iconic ballad! The exhibition also includes war zone reportage by George Butler from Syria, Olivier Kugler’s digital portraits of refugees arriving on the Greek Island of Kos and Kate Evans’ graphic novel that recounts her experience of volunteering in the Calais Jungle. Taking place currently until 24 March, 2019 at House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King's Cross London N1C 4BH.