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.

Hannah was also included as part of The Female Lead 20 in their 20s portrait and film series launched for International Day of the Girl 2016.

THE DIVINE IMAGE | ON TOUR

The Divine Image exhibition has since been on display in St Stephen's Walbrook, Legatum Institute and Ashurst international law firm in London. The portraits travelled to the Scottish Parliament June 2017 and will be in the Saatchi Gallery 1 - 10th September 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:

DURHAM CATHEDRAL

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.

DURHAM CASTLE

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.