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Refugees Resting Under a Tree in 1947 - by Jimmy Engineer
'Refugees Resting Under a Tree in 1947' is one of Jimmy Engineer's iconic pieces of art, here presented in high quality and donated to the Save Marian Street Theatre. When it is mounted, it measures 38" 22"
This artwork featured 'Partition' series which represents the historical account of Pakistan's independence in 1947. The painting reveals the struggle of that time. It relates to the idea that the journey is a moment which captures the hopes and optimism, as well as the extreme challenges of the time. The artist believes that empathising with people who currently experience war and displacement is especially important. This artwork is a reminder of their plight, self-development and healing.
Jimmy Engineer is known as the 'Son of Pakistan' and is one of the foremost artists from that country. He has broken through all barriers of caste and creed and truly define multi-ethnicity through his art and altruism and has over 3,000 artworks to his name.
The print was generously presented to Save Marian Street Theatre by the Jimmy Engineer himself at the opening of his 'Peace and Harmony' exhibition in Chatswood, Sydney, with the intent for it to be auctioned to raise funds for the organisation. Funds raised will go towards assisting with the campaign to Save Marian Street Theatre.
The print of the 'Refugees Resting Under a Tree in 1947' measures 38" x 22" and is printed on high quality artist grade canvas with the artist's signature on the reverse. As framing is often a very personal choice, it is being offered unframed in the original wrapping as presented by the artist.
About Save Marian Street Theatre
Save Marian Street Theatre is working towards seeing an important and vital arts and community facility in the north of Sydney restored to the community and to artists. An icon in the Ku-ring-gai community since 1906, the building has been closed for over 4 years.
All funds raised goes towards promoting the cause of seeing Marian St Theatre re-opened, not the capital works (this will be coming shortly!). The committee is a groups of passionate and often local volunteers working together with Ku-ring-gai Council (the owners of the building) to see a revitalized centre for the arts, right next to the train station and leafy Selkirk Park.