Internationally renowned artist marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 with work in Barry’s Art Central

The Vale of Glamorgan Council marked Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 with an exhibition by an award winning documentary photographer and a graduate illustrator.


  • Monday, 12 February 2018

    Vale of Glamorgan



Michael Iwanowski’s exhibition titled ‘Clear of People’, shared the journey made by his grandfather and great uncle as they escaped from Russia to Poland during the Second World War.


Thairien King, a photographer and illustrator, exhibited gigantic photographs that address equality and share the message that ‘We are the Same’. 


Cabinet Member for Learning and Culture, Councillor Bob Penrose opened the event on Saturday 27 January supported by Art Central Friends.


In a speech made on the day, Cabinet Member for Learning and Culture, Councillor Bob Penrose said: “Words can have an amazing impact on our lives. They have the power to, offend, destroy, heal, change, influence and much more. 


"The way we express ourselves to others is important so that we can convey respect, gentleness and humility. It’s important to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, we must learn from the mistakes of the past and We Must Never Forget.”


The exhibition will run until Saturday 24 February.


Entrance to the exhibition is via Barry county library.


For more information visit the website, or contact the Gallery Manager on 01446 700111.



 Artists marked Holocaust Memorial Day