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
2nd Place
Sandow Birk
USNHS Mercy, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
3rd Place
Roland Prime
Guiding Light, 2020
Oil on board
Honorable Mention
Khalid Hussein
Weightless Benediction, 2018
Oil on canvas
Artists listed alphabetically
Sumaira Aamer
The Power of Healing, 2020, Acrylic, watercolour and collage on paper 40x52cm
Somaya Abdulghani
TIfS, 2019, Installation, 6x10cm
Patrick Altes
A Story of People, 2020, Ink and collage on monoprint 73x52.5cm
AWAKENING, 2019, Acrylic & Charcoal on canvas,100x100cm
Taiba Faraj
Member of a Whole, 2018, Clay and resin, 60x40x20cm
Jalal Mashhadi Fard
Corona terrible, 2020, Digital art, 70x100cm
Anne-Francoise Giraud
Fenêtre intérieure, 2020, Collage, 80x40cm
Herbert Grimm
Ladder to Heaven, 2020, Mixed media, 112x75cm,
Imad Habbab
Cycle, 2020, Oil on canvas, 158x138cm
Eman Hussein
Altruism, 2020, Mixed media collage, 61x130cm
Jasmeet Kaur
Hold On, 2020, Mixed media and gouache on paper, 49x61cm
Huda Lutfi
Healing Devices in Times of Constraints and Anxiety, 2020, Mixed media on handmade paper, 18.5 x 13.5cm
Janet McKenzie
Blessed are the Children, 2019, Oil on canvas, 91.4x122cm
Lililanne Milgrom Generations
Generations, 2019, Hand built Raku clay sculpture, 22.8x6
Sarmad AlMusawi
We're Still Inside, 2020, Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 122x86cm
Sahar Sadr
Harmony of Life, 2020, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 90x90cm
Satyabrata Sahoo
Reclaiming Human Space, 2020, Watercolour and tea wash on paper, 45x119cm
Tim Schmalz
2020 Cross, 2020, Clay 61x10x8cm
Greg Halvorsen Schreck
Semillas, 2019, Photograph, 61x61cm
Hala El Sharouny
Love Can Heal Every Everything, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm
Qais Al Sindy
The Greater Love, 2020, Oil on Canson paper, 61x35 cm
Mayasa Al Sowaidi
The Identity, 2020, Mixed media, 102x124cm
Marwa Al Toumi
We Are All Patients, 2020, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 60x80cm
Anthony Vasquez
Sharing Stories of Grief, 2020, Oil on canvas, 120x100cm
Lucy Westwood
A Prayer to Heal the World, 2020, Pen, collage and coloured pencil on paper, 26x26cm
Samia Zoghlami
For A Better World, 2020, Oil on canvas, 55x47cm
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Somaya Abdulghani

TIfS, 2019, Installation, 6x10cm

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