We are being supported by The Ritzy Cinema in Brixton to hold a fundraising exhibition and event for The Refugee Support Network:
This will be taking place in October 2017. It will celebrate the shared heritage, beauty and important human developments from the regions represented in the some of the artworks in Ancient Objects for Modern Dilemmas:
You can donate directly to The Refugee Support Network through this page. They are a fantastic charity who work with young people affected by displacement and crisis, enabling them to access, remain and progress in education. Many of these children have become disconnected from their past with loss of family, friends, home, possessions, status, language and culture. Their immediate past is mostly one of trying to survive violence and terror, arriving in the UK with an accompanying loss of identity.
The Refugee Support Network's programmes help young people to achieve their educational potential. They invest in education because they believe it creates hope for a future, both for the young people they work with in the UK and for those who remain in, or return to, regions of the world affected by displacement and crisis.
Much of our awareness of the countries The Refugee Support Network gets it's referrals from centres on the modern political situation. The Middle East was home to the earliest known civilisation, and is an area that inspired some of the most important developments in human history including the invention of the wheel, the first cities, the planting of the first cereal crops and the development of cursive script, astronomy and agriculture. Their mathematical system established the way time is measured in minutes and seconds, The area known as Mesopotamia was known in antiquity as a seat of learning, the origins of philosophy can be traced back to here, it is where the first library originated and where Gilgamesh the oldest written story in the world was first written. It created a template for modern world.
Post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression are common amongst the children the Refugee Support Network works with. We are raising funds to provide opportunities for them to develop confidence in themselves and their abilities and hope for a better future, through positive engagement with their rich heritage. By being able to connect with the past they may also be able to begin to think about a better future.
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Please note we are no longer doing individual drawings or write ups for the exhibition. Do get in touch through our website if you have any requests or comments:
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