Counterpoints Arts
Counterpoints Arts

Traces Project

An untold history of contributions to arts and culture from men and women who have sought safety in the UK from conflict and persecution.

1990 

Khyam Allami

Khyam Allami is a Syrian oud player, collaborator and musical explorer who has performed at WOMAD, the BBC Proms and London 2012 Festival, the cultural festival that accompanied the Olympics.

1992 

Koutaiba al-Janabi

Koutaiba is a Film Director and Photographer who left Iraq when he was 17. His first feature film was released in 2010.

2000 

Jasim Ghafur

Jasim is a Kurdish visual artist whose work is influenced by his personal experiences of war, displacement and the fight for justice.

2009 

Emad Altaay

Emad is a Iraqi visual artist who worked as a teacher in the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad before moving to the UK. He’s exhibited his work in the UK, the USA and across the Middle East.