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Exhibition: 'The Light' - Portraits of the 'Hibakusha'

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Exhibition: 'The Light' - Portraits of the 'Hibakusha'

At 00.15am on the 6th August 2010 in London it will be 08.15am in Hiroshima and it will have been 65 years since 'Little Boy' was dropped on Hiroshima by the USA's B-29 bomber 'Enola Gay'. Our exhibition of the 65 Hibakusha portrait paintings will last for 65 days, one for each year since the bombs were dropped on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Each painting will be accompanied by a detailed description of each subject's haunting recollection of exactly how they came to survive and be found after the bombing.

PhD students and Professors from Hiroshima City University have worked together in a classic 'atelier' system with both teacher and student working towards a common goal and producing a profound body of work unequalled, in our view, in both quality and poignancy.

Venue: The Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG
Contact: Paul Stafford, Principal Curator, Kingston University
Tel: 020 8549 7090