AN art exhibition marking Refugee Week is being held at the University of Bradford's Gallery II.

The partnership between the gallery and Bradford City of Sanctuary has led to an all-age, mixed media exhibition called Our Shared Future containing work from schools, art students and established artists, including work by refugees and asylum seekers.

The exhibition opens today and runs until Saturday.

The exhibits by refugee artists include Arabic calligraphy by graphic designer Lama Andoura, with sentences from poetry by Bashar Farahat, and Get a grip - a wallhanging with ceramics produced by refugee women working with Nazmeen Akhtar.

Year ten GCSE art students at St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College were asked to reflect on the theme of the exhibition and then come up with their own interpretation.

Among the photographic exhibits is a series by Jax Griffin illustrating what asylum seekers can buy with their weekly allowance of £35.

There is a participatory work by Lucy Illingworth that encourages visitors to write their dreams on a blackboard or a washing line and grassroots arts project Wur Bradford has produced a collective zine on the theme of the exhibition.

Also on show is lino cut Flight by Ruth Fettis which is the cover image for the whole of Bradford Refugee Week.

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