12 - 14, 19 - 21 June 2009 @ Bowsart Studio

An South East Open Studios event
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Haymanot graduated in AAU Of Fine Arts in Ethiopia.

11am - 6pm - Artist demonstrating
Other times by appointment

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Haymanot Hulu Tesfa



Faith & Asylum

The joint event, celebrating refugee week, will including a talk by Mary-Anne Paterson on the 7 years colour expression and poetry programme: "The Space between the Lines"

Saturday, 20th June 09 @ Civic Hall, Crawley
10am to 2pm

Civic Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley, RH10 1UZ

RESHAPING LIVES - The Space between the Lines

An exhibition of paintings and poetry produced by refugees and victims of torture who have taken part in the arts programme: Space between the Lines. This is a travelling exhibition of extraordinary beauty, with only some of the remarkable colourful paintings, spoken examples of their poems and heart-stopping stories.

In a lecture, Mary-Anne Paterson will describe her 7 year, colour expression and poetry programme, exhibited in many other venues, including Cambridge and Canterbury Universities. Some of this work permanently exhibited at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.


Selfportrait, Iran

Exhibition coming soon!

Creating a New World, Angola

At Bows Art Centre, Mary-Anne Paterson has been working, in various media - painting, music and creative writing - with refugees and victims of torture. This programme has been helping young people from some twelve countries around the world to come to terms with their past and conceive of a future of hope.

Supported for four years by the Princess Diana Fund, the Family Welfare Association and the Arts Council, England and presently supported by Bows Art Association and private donations.

Click here for more information about "Reshaping Lives - The Space between the Lines" program.



Dancing Figures, Sierra Leone

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