TUC Exhibition Liverpool 2014: Holocaust Remembered
Century One Publishing was proud to sponsor an art exhibition at the TUC Congress 2014 in Liverpool at the start of September.
Our fantastic design team worked collaboratively with artist Tom Lemon and the CWU Communications department, to collate a small but interesting and informative display for union delegates to explore at Congress.
Following an educational field trip to the Sachsenhausen prison camp near Berlin, CWU member and part-time art student Tom, decided to turn his collection of German Third Reich stamps into a powerful artistic statement on the horrors of the Holocaust and the ever-pressing need for us all to be aware of the unspeakable evils to which bigotry and prejudice can lead.
“Some troubling themes are explored through Tom’s artworks; dig a little deeper into that imagery and the indescribably cruelty of the regime becomes apparent. ” said Sarah Simpson, Managing Director, Century One Publishing. “It is important that these lessons are not forgotten, lest history repeat itself, and we are proud to be able to display these artworks at the Trades Union Congress”.
Delegates commented that the exhibition was “excellent and educational” with “great art with an unsettling message”.
With generous donations from delegates we raised over £100 for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust via a bucket collection at Congress and during the CWU Conference in Bournemouth back in May.
If you would like to contact Tom about his artwork, or discuss setting up an exhibition you can email the artist here.