Painter Iris Anne Berger will present a body of work looking at the story of Anne Frank and the Holocaust.
The Anne Frank Series of paintings was inspired by Iris's response to Anne Frank's Diary and by a visit she made to the house in Amsterdam where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War Two. Through the depiction of Anne's "inner life" her feelings and thoughts, and her external circumstances, constituted by the physical reality of the camp she eventually was taken to the paintings strive to capture the opposition between hope and despair. Alongside this series are a selection of paintings looking at contemporary issues relating to refugees and human dislocation.
At the centre of the exhibition will be an area where there is the opportunity to try several free activities that more fully explore some of the ideas within the exhibition, such as what it would have been like to have lived in hiding. Explore and reflect on these themes through this interactive area focusing on Anne Frank's secret attic and refugee journeys.
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