THE KEY: PEACE BUILDING THROUGH THE ARTS BETWEEN THE CREEDS AND CULTURES OF EAST AND WEST
We hosted this exhibition during June-August 2016
At a time when it has arguably never been more important to foster deeper understanding between creeds and cultures, The Key showcased the work of 40 Egyptian, Middle Eastern and Western contemporary artists using a modern three-dimensional fibreglass portrayal (1.15 metre in height) of the Ankh, the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph that reads “life”.
Through the exhibition the participating artists hoped to cultivate peace between people of different nationalities, cultural heritages and faith backgrounds.
Participating artists include: Hazem El Mestikawy (Egyptian), Serwan Baran (Iraqi), Ahmed Al Bahrani (Iraqi), Mohamed Banawy (Egyptian), Esmat Dawestashy (Egyptian), Ahmed El Shaer (Egyptian).
The Caravan Arts Lecture: The power of art - and its role in unifying people
took place at St James's on 21 June 2016 and was given by Professor Nasser David Khalili, scholar, art collector, philanthropist and founder of the Maimonides Foundation.
The Exhibition was launched in Cairo’s Nile Art Gallery March 2016, moved to us at St James's Church from June to August 2016 than went on to Riverside Church New York in October 2016. A percentage of all art sales will be donated to 'Educate Me', a charity working with under privileged children in Cairo. See videos of addresses at launch event, June 2016 -