Thursday, 17 January 2008

Art for humanity -linking fine art and humanrights advocacy

On Friday morning as the launch of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Geneva sister Sheila Flynn will lead morning prayers. Sister Sheila is a Dominican and also has fine arts training. Among other things she is also involved in a non-profit organisation called Art for Humanity based in Durban, South Africa. It specialises in producing fine art print portfolios, exhibitions, billboards and research projects that advocate various human rights issues in South Africa and internationally. You can see Sheila Flynn's very powerful lullaby of the left behind and much other wonderful stuff. The website serves as an online resource for those interested in human rights, art and social development. It's a brilliant idea and resource.