THE DIVINE IMAGE : FOR MERCY HAS A HUMAN HEART
the crypt gallery, st pancras
19 - 22 june 2016
This exhibition collected portrait works undertaken during Hannah’s time in refugee camps in Jordan, where she partnered with UNHCR and Relief International to organise art projects for children in the camps. These were exhibited alongside her portraits of refugees she has met while volunteering in the Calais ‘Jungle,’ during UK Refugee Week 2016.
There were over 600 visitors to The Crypt Gallery over the four days of the exhibition, including HRH Princess Eugenie.
The exhibition was sponsored by One Young World, the article OYW wrote about the exhibition can be read here.
Hannah's article for the Royal Society of Arts on the importance of coming face to face with the human reality of the refugee crisis can be read here
The exhibition was featured on London Live TV, ITV News and on World Refugee Day 2016 Hannah's refugee portraits were the Sky News Morning Story.
THE DIVINE IMAGE | ON TOUR
The Divine Image exhibition has since travelled to St Stephen's Walbrook, Legatum Institute and Ashurst international law firm in London. The portraits will be travelling to the Scottish Parliament June 2017 and the Sorbonne in October.
Below is a speech by Hannah Rose Thomas in the Scottish Parliament, ahead of her exhibition there during UK Refugee Week 2017:
During her final year studying History and Arabic at Durham University, Hannah's paintings were on display in the Nine Altars Chapel of Durham Cathedral April - May 2015.
During March 2015, the painted UNHCR refugee tents were exhibited in Durham Castle alongsde Hanah's portraits of Syrian refugees she met in Jordan.
The exhibition was covered by the Northern Echo and The Durham Times
Click here for a short film documentary created by Durham Student film about exhibition.
EMPTY SHOP | durHAM
Hannah's first exhibition was held in Empty Shop in Durham to raise money for the Oxfam Syria Appeal, November 2014.