Chernobyl tragedy remembered at AIM

Alexandra - one of the pieces on show in Peace and Goodwill
Alexandra - one of the pieces on show in Peace and Goodwill

AIM Gallery has teamed up with The Chernobyl Relief Foundation for its new exhibition, and the doors open to art fans today.

And it is no accident that this show is being hosted on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl.

“It is a highly varied and beautiful mixture of the arts in an act of solidarity for peace and a reminder that the disaster of Chernobyl which still haunts the lives of those affected, must never be allowed to happen again,” said AIM’s Georgeanne Scott.

The tragedy of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl brought mass death, disruption and the maiming of 3.5 million people.

A quarter of a century on and children particularly remain vulnerable and at risk.

Among the emotive pieces comprising the show, you will be able to view an exhibition of works of Stantonbury participants of the International Peace Poster contest of Lions Club International 2010, work by the child victims of Chernobyl and pieces by SNAP clients.

Local and Ukrainian internationally acclaimed artists will also be selling some of their works to support the charities – so don’t be afraid to don your bidding hats.

The exhibition – which has been titled Peace and Goodwill – will run until February 12.

Pictured right: ‘Alexandra’ by Sergei Novokhatko.