Painter Alex Rennie announces his exhibition ‘Home from Home’ raising funds for Children on the Edge and the Rural Refugee Network.
When: 24-25 September
Where: The Frestonian Gallery, West London, W11 4BE
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British painter Alex Rennie is working on a series of paintings for a solo exhibition at The Frestonian Gallery in London. Titled Home from Home, the exhibition explores the theme of a British welcome in relation to the Syrian migrant crisis. A percentage of all sales will be donated to two charities, Children on the Edge and the Rural Refugee Network (a charity that settles Syrian refugees in rural areas).
Alex has chosen to feature some quintessentially British imagery in his work, such as teacups as a reference to moments that bring people together and sandcastles to represent the right for a child to have a childhood.
For inspiration for the exhibition, Alex spoke to both charities and held interviews with Syrian refugees who have been resettled in the UK. He said; “Speaking to Children On The Edge, an important part of their work is to provide protection for refugee children, a safe environment for them to play, to learn, to live, and empower them as they grow.”
Fundraising Manager Eloise Armstrong says; “We are really looking forward to the Home from Home exhibition and we would like to thank Alex for choosing to support Children on the Edge with his show. The exhibition is running for two days in September, if you are interested in attending please get in touch with the fundraising team.”
Home from Home is running for two days on 24th and 25th September, with a private viewing from 6 - 9pm on the 24th, at the Frestonian Gallery in London.
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