Today at the exhibition

Simon Weatherbed from the NGO Responding to Conflict will join me today at my exhibition. At 1700 we will engage in a public conversation on “Creating empathy and transforming conflict”. We’ll start with remembering our visit to Maralal in northern Kenya to see the peace-building work of Evans Onyiego and his team in March 2012. … Continue reading

Launching the Empathy Manual

Two events coming up soon in London where we present the new manual “Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation”. Both at 5th Base Gallery, Heneage Street EC1 5LJ. (Off Brick Lane – nearest tube is Aldgate East) Creating empathy and transforming conflict Lynne Cameron in conversation with Simon Weatherbed, Director of NGO Responding to Conflict Tuesday … Continue reading

It’s all happening!

Final preparations are underway for launching the manual on Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation this coming week. I’ve had a few hard copies printed but the best version is for reading on an ipad – I decided on this after seeing my Kenyan colleagues using ipads. In this version, there are videos to watch and … Continue reading

Empathy and creative writing workshop announced

During the June exhibition there will be several empathy-related events. Today I can announce the first of these – a creative writing workshop led by the brilliant Melissa Fu: Empathy and creativity: A multi-faceted relationship. During this workshop, we will explore facets of empathy by engaging with the exhibition, The Living Impulse.  Connections between creativity … Continue reading

Finding an exhibition title

From 5 -11 June I will be exhibiting paintings at 5th Base Gallery in London. The first announcement is here. There’s a lot of planning involved and one of the first things I had to do was find an image and a title. The image is a detail from a painting that shows the layering … Continue reading

Image, Place and Conflict

I have been busy planning the last event connected to my art exhibition ‘Falling into Place’  which is at the University of Leeds until the end of the month. When my speaker dropped out because of a work commitment, I searched around for a replacement who could bring similar expertise in film making and conflict. … Continue reading

Conflict transformation and creativity

If you are in the north of England, do come along to the University of Leeds tomorrow. I am going to be ‘in conversation’ with Simon Weatherbed from the NGO Responding to Conflict about “Conflict transformation and creativity”. We will talk about our shared experience in Kenya last year, and the creative conflict transformation work … Continue reading

Falling into Place

The opening of the art exhibition ‘Falling into Place’ went well on Friday. The Open University kindly funded the catalogue, which shows how my visit to Kenya led to new developments in my painting. You can read it here.

Art exhibition

We’re driving north today to hang my paintings in the Clothworkers Hall Foyer at the University of Leeds. The exhibition is called Falling into Place and is inspired by my experiences in Kenya. It marks an important step in my art practice because it’s my first solo show. I wanted the visual impact to reflect … Continue reading

Painting and empathy research

Someone commented that I haven’t written much here about my paintings, or shown many, even though last year’s visit to Kenya pushed me into a particularly productive phase of art making. I have been painting and drawing for many years. I started late as, like many pupils at the time of grammar schools, I was … Continue reading