Exhibition

Swallows and Armenians - An Exhibition by Karen Babayan 23 Oct-20 Nov 2021.

Karen Babayan in conjunction with the Queen's Hall Arts Centre, UK


Swallows and Armenians - An Exhibition by Karen Babayan 23 Oct-20 Nov 2021.
23 oct. 2021   10:00 AM
Queen's Hall, Beaumont St, Hexham, Northumberland UK
NE46 3LS
United Kingdom

Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons is a classic book about children having adventures on a lake. The Walker family have always been depicted as quintessentially English in the book, film and TV versions of the story; but what is not so widely known is that Ransome modelled his characters on the Altounyans, an Anglo-Armenian family from Aleppo, Syria. Swallows and Armenians reinstates the cultural diversity of the children who inspired Ransome with this touring exhibition of contemporary multi-media works by Babayan and historic paintings from the family’s own collection.




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