The Key - London

16 Jun 2016 – 15 Aug 2016

Event times

Monday- Saturday 10am-12.45pm, 2.15pm -5pm
Sunday 1pm-3pm

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St James's Church

London, United Kingdom


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A peacebuilding art exhibition featuring 40 premier and emerging Egyptian, Middle Eastern and Western artists using the world’s most ancient symbol of harmony, the Egyptian Ankh (Key of Life), as a message of hope for a harmonious, peaceful and tolerant world.


THE KEY, the 2016 CARAVAN Exhibition of Art, uses the world’s most ancient symbol of harmony and pluralism, the Egyptian Ankh (known as the “Key of Life”) as the canvas for a contemporary message of hope for a harmonious, peaceful and tolerant world.  THE KEY showcases the work of 40 premier and emerging Egyptian, Middle Eastern and Western contemporary artists using a modern 3D fiberglass portrayal of the Ankh (an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph that read “life”) as a means of engendering harmony and peace among people of cultural heritages and faith backgrounds.

Designed to grab the imagination, the exhibition will inspire its viewers to realize what is possible and how we can all play a part in shaping our world into one where understanding and compassion are valued above all. 

Commenting on THE KEY, Rev. Chandler, the President of CARAVAN says, “With the gap of understanding, trust and love between the Middle East and West, in many ways wider than ever, like never before ‘creative demonstrations of dialogue and peacebuilding’ are critically needed. And art can help us see someone different than ourselves for whom they really are; that they are actually like us”.

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Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler

Reda Abdel Rahman

Exhibiting artists

Farouk Wahba

Peter W. Gray

Salah El Meligy

Guirguis Bekhit

Ahmed El Shaer

Noha Deyab

Sally El Zeiny

Maher Guirguis

Mahfouz Bestowrous

Atef Ahmed

Yasmine El Khateib

Anat Ratzabi

Mohamed Banawy

Reda Abdel Rahman

Ahmed Al Bahrani

Mohamed Negm

Suzan Shoukry

Ahmed Abd El Fattah

Elisabeth Bolza

Raham Mahmoud

Isaac Daniel

Salah Hammad

Marjorie Guyon

Noura Slim

Serwan Baran

Amal Nasr

Osama Mamdouh

Fatma Abdel Rahman

Ahmed Saber

Esmat Dawestashy

Sergio Gomez

Mahmood Shubbar

Moataz El Safty

Salah El Mur

Omar Toussoun

Shirine Osseiran

Enas Abdel Monaem

Arabella Dorman

Lina Alattar

Hazem El Mestikawy

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