Simon’s father

By Simon Shaw

Simon Shaw’s father was one of the 10,000 children who survived the Holocaust thanks to the Kindertransport. Simon’s artwork is a response to the handful of surviving photos of his Jewish paternal ancestors and previously withheld wartime documentation of their Viennese existence. He uses photographs as a starting point, combining images from the time just prior to the start of WWII and contemporary photography. Many works contain architectural imagery, which explores the addresses of family relatives.

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Simon Shaw is an artist and art teacher. He is a Graduate of the Norwich School of Art and Design (now Norwich University of the Arts).

Artworks will be exhibited at Bournemouth Library from 6-31 January 2015 for HMD.

www.simonshawart.com

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