Kaleidoscope: Immigration and Modern Britain

12 Jun 2019 – 8 Sep 2019

Event times

Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00, Wed - Fri 11.00-20.00

Except 11-21 Jul & 08-21 Aug 10.00-18.00

Cost of entry


Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

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A new photography exhibition exploring identity and immigration in modern Britain.


Featuring stills and moving image, Kaleidoscope showcases the works of ten photographers born or based in Britain, many with family origins abroad including Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Russia, and explores what it means and how it feels to live as an immigrant, or a descendent of immigrants, in Britain today. Co-curated by writer, Ekow Eshun and Creative Director, Darrell Vydelingum the exhibition forms a celebration of immigration in everyday life.

Reflecting the multiplicity of voices that together form modern Britain, the exhibition takes individual and often intensely personal experiences to encourage a wider appreciation of the nation’s multiculturalism. The significance of immigrant communities forms a key focus, particularly how they influence the country’s identity, challenged now more than ever.

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Darrell Vydelingum

Ekow Eshun

Exhibiting artists

Liz Johnson Artur

Hetain Patel

Chris Steele-Perkins

Seba Kurtis

Teresa Eng

Mahtab Hussain

Billy Dosanjh

Rhianne Clarke

Kurt Tong

Lorenzo Vitturi


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