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United in Love art exhibition at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, London
Art and love combine in London to raise awareness and funds for international refugees’ charities in this joint venture between international photographer Natalie Goldstein and Transatlantic music publisher Simon Docherty
UNITED IN LOVE at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover Street, London W1S 4LD
Opening April 25 pm until May 8. (Normal opening hours 9am-6pm)
Former international model turned photographer, Natalie Goldstein, and Simon Docherty, a leading music and media executive and music publisher, have teamed up to develop a new, poignant art exhibition which opens April 25 at London's Alon Zakaim Fine Art.
The exhibition, titled United in Love, features works depicting international ballet dancers clothed in national flags. For the exhibition, body artist Pixie Lawrie was tasked with transforming the dancers (from the Royal Ballet, the Conservatoire de Paris and the English National Ballet) from healthy, athletic figures into androgynous silver creatures, devoid of race, color or creed and solely identified by the national flags that adorn them. The national flags of the USA, the UK, Russia, Germany and France have been chosen in this first exhibition to illustrate the international unity needed to achieve a permanent solution to the growing refugee crisis, an issue important to both Goldstein and Docherty.
As passionate advocates of grass roots charities in refugee camps, who are providing crucial counselling and emotional support for many adults and traumatised children, as well as schooling and resettlement solutions, Natalie and Simon established the United in Love art and fashion project in 2017. The project's goal is to raise awareness of the plight of orphaned children, as well as displaced adults, who slip through the cracks in the international refugee camps, often becoming victims of the ever-burgeoning humanitarian crisis. A percentage of the sales from the exhibition will be donated to standalone projects in key refugee camps in more than 40 countries at the grass roots level, working with charities such as the International Rescue Committee, run by David Miliband. Some of the funds will also enable several charities working specifically with leading doctors who assist in rescuing many lives in both the camps and warzones.
The exhibition at Alon Zakaim Fine Art will feature twelve photographic works in two sizes, in limited, signed editions of 12. Representing a wonderful opportunity to highlight international co-operation on a key humanitarian issue, whilst also investing in highly collectable and evocative art, do check out the exhibition from April 24th at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover Street, London and look at the first installment of works at www.unitedinlove.co.uk.