" After hearing refugees’ stories on a visit to Jordan last year, UK artist Hannah Rose Thomas came up with the innovative idea of recycling old UNHCR tents as a canvas for refugees to express themselves. ... The results have been so powerful that the tents are now set to be exhibited in locations across the world. " UNHCR spokesperson
In 2014 Hannah worked for UNHCR as creative director for an exhibition of art projects with refugees to commemorate World Refugee Day.
The goal was to turn the symbols of loss and displacement - the refugee tents - into beautiful pieces of artwork, in order to raise awareness for the plight of refugees.
To read a UNHCR article on the art project click here
In April 2016 Hannah returned to Jordan to organise an art project with Syrian refugees living in Azraq and Za'atari refugee camps, with the support of UNICEF and Relief International.