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Drawing Inspiration Exhibition
An exhibition of visual art for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014


A-side B-side Gallery
Hackney Downs Studios
5 - 9 Amhurst Terrace
London E8 2BT


Private View:
23 January, 6 - 9pm


Open to the public:
24 January – 3 February 2014

Standard opening times:
12 - 6pm daily


Extended opening times:
Monday 27 January (Holocaust Memorial Day) – 10am – 8pm
Thursday 30th January – 12 - 9pm


Drawing Inspiration

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust held a public art competition in the lead up to HMD2014 inviting people to respond to stories from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides through creating a painting, drawing or piece of digital art.

The Drawing Inspiration exhibition showcases the diversity of creative responses received and displays the winners and runners up in each age category.


From Generation to Generation (L’Dor V’Dor)

Art student Gideon Summerfield spent the latter half of 2013 meeting and drawing the portraits of Holocaust Survivors. Each survivor is captured in Biro pen in Gideon’s detailed beautiful style, and they are shown holding an object of their choice that is important to them. Here we exhibit the full collection of 10 portraits by this promising young artist.

“It has been an extraordinary privilege to learn from people now in their 80s and 90s about their experiences as children and teenagers, how they survived the death camps and the Holocaust. For me as an 18 year old, it has been a formative, and at times traumatic, learning experience.”

Gideon Summerfield