Exhibition brings together the community for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016
04 February 2016
The Vale of Glamorgan Council marked Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 (HMD) by welcoming religious leaders and other guests from across the county to the official launch of the ‘Don’t Stand By: Flames for Humanity’s Heroes’ exhibition at the Art Central Gallery in Barry.
Hosted by Cllr Fred Johnson, Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, the evening showcased the work of professional artists who had worked with Vale school children to study the theme of ‘bystanderism’ through the arts.
Central to the exhibition is a film entitled ‘Don’t Stand By’ featuring pupils from Cadoxton Primary School and produced by conflict and war artist Nicola Tucker and the Vale of Glamorgan Council's arts development team. The film was one of only twelve selected art works shown at the at the national HMD 2016 event held in London on the same day, January 27, and is being shown at the gallery and at the Wales Millennium Centre throughout February.
Also on display alongside works by Nicola Tucker and contemporary artist and teacher George Little, are the contributions of over 300 school children to a ‘chandelier’ of pledges on the ‘don’t stand by’ theme which were created during a series of workshops.
Speaking at the event Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Council, said: “The Vale of Glamorgan Council was one of the first to hold a Holocaust Memorial Day event and are delighted to be able to continue this tradition.”
‘Don’t Stand By: Flames for Humanities Heroes’ can be seen at Art Central until Saturday 27 February 2016. Opening times are Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm daily and Saturday’s 10am – 3:30pm. For further information about this and forthcoming exhibitions visit: www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/artcentral