Burma Art Exhibition: “Burma Unmasked”
Friday 21st February 2014 , 6.30-8.30pm
The Swiss Church, 79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY
Join us for the HART Scholarship Exhibition and Prize Giving Event! The theme this year is “Burma Unmasked”, portraying the plight of Burma’s ethnic nationals through different art forms.
In the last few years Burma has been applauded internationally for its progress towards democracy. However, the ethnic national peoples, an estimated 40% of Burma’s population, continue to suffer severe human rights abuses: extra-judicial killings, rape, abduction and torture at the hands of the Burma Army. The poverty is deep and deliberate: caused by destruction of livelihood, confiscation of land without compensation and forced labour, amongst other things.
This Exhibition will explore the theme of “Burma Unmasked” through artwork submitted by young people across the UK as part of the HART Scholarship Competition. There will also be drawings made by children living in refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. The artwork will be displayed alongside photographs, stories and information from recent visits to our partners in the region.
During the exhibition, there will be a prize-giving for the winner of each category, followed by a short speech from Baroness Cox.
We hope to see you there for an insightful, inspiring night!
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