Human rights in exhibition spotlight

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AN ART exhibition that highlights human rights issues is now on display at Linlithgow Burgh Halls.

The free ‘State of Change’ exhibition by acclaimed artist, Ricky Romain, is on show at the Gallery until April 21, and uses figurative, textural paintings to focus on humanitarian challenges on a global scale, with themes such as migration, asylum seeking, dignity, courage and desperation.

Dave King, executive councillor for culture and leisure, said: “Linlithgow Burgh Halls has shown a variety of interesting exhibitions since it opened, and ‘State of Change’ by Ricky Romain is another fine 
example.”

The free exhibition is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, until 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays.

A number of workshops and talks have also been organised to coincide with the exhibition.

l On Thursday, March 21, from 6pm to 7pm, join Ricky for an insightful talk about his work, the challenges of his chosen subject, and his experiences working with humanitarian charities, followed by a short demonstration of his working technique. The event is free, but booking is essential, and is suitable for those 16 and over.

l The ‘Interpreting the Human Form’ workshop on Sunday, March 24, from 10am-4pm, will look at the portrayal of the human in art, with specific focus given to the current exhibition by Ricky Romain. A dry medium drawing workshop will follow to help participants develop their own character studies, and explore ways to capture emotion, make a statement or tell a story. Tickets are £32 (£30 conc) and includes all materials, for ages 14 and over.

To book your place on a workshop, visit www.linlithgowburghhalls.co.uk or call 01506 282720.