WHEN: 14th – 18th February 2012
WHERE: Paintworks event space, Bristol

Exhibition open for public viewing from 10am - 7pm between Weds 15th and Sat 18th Feb

Hope and Poverty is an art exhibition with a difference.  Over 40 artists including aspiring
artists and well known and well-loved artists such as Chinwe Roy (whose portrait of the
Queen brought her wide acclaim in 2002), Karen Wallis, Paul McIntyre, Carol Peace,
Gillian Flack and Ben Hughes have submitted art work based on the theme Hope and 
Poverty.  This extraordinary mix of style, medium and content culminates in a thought
provoking, inspirational (and even at times shocking) collection for viewers to enjoy.

Work by 15 year old award winning photographer, Eleanor Bennett, will be exhibited
alongside winning artwork from school children who have competed in Mercy in Action’s
art competition.  This highlights the differing perspectives of Hope and Poverty from
children and allows the work of the next generation’s upcoming artists and world
 changers to be displayed.

The exhibition will kick off with a preview evening on Tuesday 14th Feb at 6pm and will be
followed by daily art and craft workshops for children and a ‘meet the artist’ event on the
Thursday before going out with a bang on the Saturday with ‘The Weekend Project’ - a
workshop for aspiring photographers and models courtesy of CRev studios.  We will also
be drawing our exciting raffle where one lucky winner will take home an original oil
painting by Paul McIntyre, worth £900.

The exhibition embodies its own theme as profits arising from the event will be donated
to the Bath-based charity Mercy in Action ( whose work with
street children and families living in extreme poverty in the Philippines has brought hope
and freedom from poverty to many lives.  In particular the proceeds from this event will
be going towards our work with street children in Cebu, The Philippines.

Please see EVENTS page for details of events and workshops


Paintworks can be found in Bristol’s creative quarter, which is located on the outskirts of Bristol’s buzzing city centre.  The event will be taking place in the Paintworks’ exhibition space, a stunning venue that has played host to some of Bristol's most notable exhibitions over the past few years. 


VISITOR INFORMATION: The exhibition will be free of charge to all visitors, free long and short-term parking can be found on-site.