The exhibition includes a series of illustrations depicting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The illustrations are all taken from the award-winning book We Are All Born Free and include drawings from Korky Paul, who illustrated the Winnie the Witch stories, and Axel Scheffler, famed for his work on The Gruffalo.
The two organisations are also running a series of creative art workshops throughout June and July to accompany the exhibition, the first of which took place earlier this week. The exhibition and the workshops are part of the hospital’s GO Create! arts programme.
The exhibition which will be available for patients, families and staff to view, and the accompanying workshops are both part of the hospital’s GO Create! arts programme. Victoria Jones, from Great Ormond Street Hospital who founded the programme, said:
“The GO Create! arts programme makes a vital contribution to the healing environment and hospital experience for patients, visitors and staff and we are thrilled to be working in partnership with Amnesty International, a tireless campaigner for human rights. The illustrations are fantastic and we hope they will inspire all our children, young people, families and staff who see them in our new exhibition area.”
Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International, said:
“It is a delight to see these images from the world’s most famous illustrators take pride of place in Great Ormond Street Hospital. The UDHR was an attempt to learn from the horrors of the Second World War, It set out for the first time the fundamental rights to which everyone, everywhere is entitled.
“It inspired the founding of Amnesty International, which now has more than a quarter of a million members and supporters in the UK and three million worldwide, and campaigns to abolish the death penalty and end torture, for the release of all prisoners of conscience, to control the arms trade and to stop violence against women.”
We Are All Born Free contains 30 different illustrations, one for each of the articles of the UDHR. It is published by Frances Lincoln and Amnesty International UK and is available in 35 languages.
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