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Artwork is sure to 'Keep the Memory Alive'

 15 January 2015  |  


One of the pieces of artwork under construction.

One of the pieces of artwork under construction.

People will soon be able to visit a free exhibition young people from 15 South Ayrshire Council schools, mostly P6 and P7 pupils and representatives from all year groups in the secondary schools, created on the Holocaust Memorial Day theme of 'Keep the Memory Alive'. The exhibition will take place in the reception area of the County Buildings in Ayr. 

Holocaust Memorial Day will take place on 27 January 2015, marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 20th anniversary of the Genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia

As part of activities in schools to mark the Holocaust five artists have been working with young people to create artwork using willow, glass, felt, media and printmaking all reflecting the 'Keep the Memory Alive' theme. 

Councillor Margaret Toner, Lifelong Learning Portfolio Holder for the Council said: "The artwork created by the young people sends out a strong message that the Holocaust will be remembered by them. This is in keeping with the Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 theme 'Keep the Memory Alive'. 

"I am positive that everyone who views the exhibition will appreciate the skills of the young artists and the thought that they have put into creating their artwork." 

The free exhibition will be on display in the reception area of the County Buildings in Ayr from 26 January 2015 until 5 February 2015 access can be gained 8.45am to 4.45pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4pm on Friday. 

Another free exhibition, 'Gathering the Voices' will be on display on Monday 26 January from 8.45am to 1pm and on Tuesday 27 January 2015 from 8.45am until noon in Ayr Town Hall. The exhibition contains a wealth of fascinating images and visual material that helps to bring to life the experiences of the people who came to Scotland to escape the Holocaust. 

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