We’re holding an art exhibition for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 at the A-Side B-Side Gallery in Hackney, east London.
The exhibition will feature winning and shortlisted pieces of work from our public art competition for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 Drawing Inspiration. The competition invited people of all ages to respond to stories from the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides through creating a painting, drawing or piece of digital art.
The Drawing Inspiration exhibition showcases the diversity of creative responses received and displays the winners and runners up in each age category. Alongside competition winners, the exhibition also features artwork by student Gideon Summerfield created during his project From Generation to Generation (L’Dor V’Dor).
Gideon spent the latter half of 2013 meeting and drawing the portraits of Holocaust survivors. Each survivor is captured in biro pen in Gideon’s detailed beautiful style, and they are shown holding an object of their choice that is important to them. Here we exhibit the full collection of 10 portraits by this promising young artist. Gideon says:
It has been an extraordinary privilege to learn from people now in their 80s and 90s about their experiences as children and teenagers, how they survived the death camps and the Holocaust. For me as an 18 year old, it has been a formative, and at times traumatic, learning experience.
A-Side B-Side Gallery
Hackney Downs Studios
5-9 Amhurst Terrace
Thursday 23 January, 6-9pm (open to the public)
Friday 24 January – Monday 3 February, 12-6pm
Monday 27 & Thursday 30 January, 12-9pm