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UAL Alumni of Colour Association Call Out: Diaspora and Belonging

Amna Hussain. Biradari. Where do we fit in
  • Written byMaria Ryan
  • Published date 22 November 2022
Amna Hussain. Biradari. Where do we fit in
Image by Amna Hussain, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication. Biradari - Where do we fit in?

We are pleased to announce a call out for exhibitors for an upcoming UAL Alumni of Colour (AoCA) exhibition.

We are interested in the work of UAL alumni around the theme of diaspora.

Are you living in a home away from home, or are part of a diasporic community, searching for familiarity and belonging through notions of nostalgia, imagination or history? Or based in your home country trying to bring global attention to global issues to spread awareness and reflection?

The exhibition is open to anyone who relates to the idea of Diaspora. Through this project, we aim to enhance the visibility of Pakistani UAL alumni artists in the UK. However, we also hope to showcase as diverse an idea of Diaspora as possible, so encourage works from all backgrounds and nationalities.

We will accept completed works ready for display.

We welcome applications from all graduates of any UAL College, as well as current students in their final year of study.

The exhibition will be digital, and shown at a Central London location.

To apply


Send us your artwork in a .doc file to

Please include the following information:

  • Up to 3 images of your work (hi-res jpegs of painting, drawing, sculpture, textile work, other)
  • Video (if applicable)
  • A brief note explaining how your work relates to the theme of Diaspora and Belonging (no more than 150 words)
  • Links to your website and social media handles


  • A proposal detailing your performance
  • Up to 3 images or a video of previous performances

Deadline for applications is 20 February 2023

If you have any questions about the brief or would like more support with your application, get in touch with us at

Cover image courtesy of Amna Hussain, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication. Their final year project was titled ‘Biradari’ meaning ‘community’ (Where do we fit in?). Discover more about the work here.

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