This year NIWM commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day with an exhibition of paintings by local artist Leslie Nicholl. The series of paintings entitled My Name Is Might Have Been were inspired by the story of Helen Lewis, a Holocaust survivor who settled in Belfast.
The artist inspired by Helen’s book, A Time to Speak, undertook to retrace her journey from Terezin concentration camp to Auschwitz in Poland during a bitterly cold and snowy January and February. Haunted by what he had seen, he later painted faces onto handkerchiefs. The paintings show the faces of people who experiences the Holocaust and have the names of various concentration and death camps printed on them using lead typeface.
The exhibition will be on display until Friday 29th March 2019.
Thank you to those who attended our exhibition launch on Wednesday 23rd January.