To Heal The World

An international online artistic reflection on mending the brokenness of our global family

15 June - 18 August, 2020

In today’s world we are all intricately connected and interdependent; an inescapable reality highlighted by the current spread and impact of the Coronavirus around the globe. What happens in one part of the world affects others far away.  Humanity has become besieged by many ailments that continue to drag us down; injustices, racism, prejudice, hatred, exploitation, inequality, conflict and abuse. We need to redouble our efforts to counteract this wave of negativity and erosion of values by expressing how we can each make a positive impact in our social groups, communities, countries and ultimately, in the world. By joining together in this effort, we hope to create a momentum of peace, love and healing to redress the balance toward making our world more whole.

We profoundly believe that artists are natural change agents and can lead the way. This exhibition is a visual expression by artists about mending the brokenness of our global family, as well as of their desire to repair our world through art itself. Artwork was submitted through an open call to all artists globally for two or three-dimensional artwork representing the theme of the online exhibition. 

119 qualifying artwork submissions were received through a global open call, and an independent jury selected 30 artworks for the exhibition with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prizes awarded, plus an Honorable Mention, according to the following criteria:

-Interpretation and clarity of the theme to the viewer

-Creativity and originality of the depicted theme

-Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme

-Overall impression of the art

1st Place
Hady Boraey
Still Journeying, 2020
Mixed media
80x80cm
2nd Place
Sandow Birk
USNHS Mercy, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
59x112cm
3rd Place
Roland Prime
Guiding Light, 2020
Oil on board
28x35cm
Honorable Mention
Khalid Hussein
Weightless Benediction, 2018
Oil on canvas
96x101cm
Artists listed alphabetically
Sumaira Aamer
Sumaira Aamer

The Power of Healing, 2020, Acrylic, watercolour and collage on paper 40x52cm

Somaya Abdulghani
Somaya Abdulghani

TIfS, 2019, Installation, 6x10cm

Patrick Altes
Patrick Altes

A Story of People, 2020, Ink and collage on monoprint 73x52.5cm

CHRITCH
CHRITCH

AWAKENING, 2019, Acrylic & Charcoal on canvas,100x100cm

Taiba Faraj
Taiba Faraj

Member of a Whole, 2018, Clay and resin, 60x40x20cm

Jalal Mashhadi Fard
Jalal Mashhadi Fard

Corona terrible, 2020, Digital art, 70x100cm

Anne-Francoise Giraud
Anne-Francoise Giraud

Fenêtre intérieure, 2020, Collage, 80x40cm

Herbert Grimm
Herbert Grimm

Ladder to Heaven, 2020, Mixed media, 112x75cm,

Imad Habbab
Imad Habbab

Cycle, 2020, Oil on canvas, 158x138cm

Eman Hussein
Eman Hussein

Altruism, 2020, Mixed media collage, 61x130cm

Jasmeet Kaur
Jasmeet Kaur

Hold On, 2020, Mixed media and gouache on paper, 49x61cm

Huda Lutfi
Huda Lutfi

Healing Devices in Times of Constraints and Anxiety, 2020, Mixed media on handmade paper, 18.5 x 13.5cm

Janet McKenzie
Janet McKenzie

Blessed are the Children, 2019, Oil on canvas, 91.4x122cm

Lililanne Milgrom Generations
Lililanne Milgrom Generations

Generations, 2019, Hand built Raku clay sculpture, 22.8x6

Sarmad AlMusawi
Sarmad AlMusawi

We're Still Inside, 2020, Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 122x86cm

Sahar Sadr
Sahar Sadr

Harmony of Life, 2020, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 90x90cm

Satyabrata Sahoo
Satyabrata Sahoo

Reclaiming Human Space, 2020, Watercolour and tea wash on paper, 45x119cm

Tim Schmalz
Tim Schmalz

2020 Cross, 2020, Clay 61x10x8cm

Greg Halvorsen Schreck
Greg Halvorsen Schreck

Semillas, 2019, Photograph, 61x61cm

Hala El Sharouny
Hala El Sharouny

Love Can Heal Every Everything, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm

Qais Al Sindy
Qais Al Sindy

The Greater Love, 2020, Oil on Canson paper, 61x35 cm

Mayasa Al Sowaidi
Mayasa Al Sowaidi

The Identity, 2020, Mixed media, 102x124cm

Marwa Al Toumi
Marwa Al Toumi

We Are All Patients, 2020, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 60x80cm

Anthony Vasquez
Anthony Vasquez

Sharing Stories of Grief, 2020, Oil on canvas, 120x100cm

Lucy Westwood
Lucy Westwood

A Prayer to Heal the World, 2020, Pen, collage and coloured pencil on paper, 26x26cm

Samia Zoghlami
Samia Zoghlami

For A Better World, 2020, Oil on canvas, 55x47cm