Art student exhibits at Southend gallery

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

180124-Amy -BishopA talented art student moved by stories from Holocaust survivors has created work which is on show at a Southend gallery.

Amy Bishop, a second-year HND Art & Design student at Seevic College in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, is showing her work as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Exhibitions 2018 at The Forum.

She was inspired to create her work after visiting the Jewish Museum in Berlin and seeing the Holocaust Memorial.

Amy said: “I started to research the Holocaust, particularly the recollections of those who had survived. I became very emotional while reading their stories and wanted to create something that would portray their horrific experience.

“However, I wanted this piece to be something that was interactive so that it would draw people in to read the stories of survivors who fought for the lives.

“All illustrations have been hand drawn and digitally arranged, overlaid onto various photograms and digital photography.”

Alongside Amy’s pieces, there is “The Promise” the story of Eva Schloss and her brother Heniz in captivity, “Faces in the Void” Photos and poems from Pardubice, Czechoslovakia by Marion Davies and Jane Liddell-King, “Remembering Srebrenica” depicting stories from the Holocaust and the Bosnian conflict and “BESA” the story of the Muslim community of Albania protecting their Jewish neighbours.

The exhibition at The Forum runs until Thursday 25 January.

Work will also be on display at the Council Chamber on Sunday 28 January 2018.

The HND in Art & Design is a creative and intensive course designed to be taken after A-Levels or BTECs. It allows you to build a dynamic, original and exciting portfolio, perfect for those wanting to progress to a relevant degree course, specialist Art College or employment in a creative setting

Find out more about our range of courses at our next Open Evening on Tuesday 6 February, 6-8.30pm. Pre-book online to beat the queues.

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