‘Tribute: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors’ by Jeffrey Kelson

'Tribute: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors' by Jeffrey Kelson

New Exhibition: “Tribute: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors” by Jeffrey Kelson

22 March – 10 April 2016

A tribute to the dignity, fortitude and resilience of 20 Melbourne Holocaust survivors.

As Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust survivor numbers decline, a local artist has painted a series of portraits to commemorate their stories.

To be shown this month at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick, Tribute is an homage to the stories of 20 survivors, most now aged in their 80s and 90s. This is the first time a series like this has been painted in Australia.

For artist Jeffrey Kelson there was a sense of urgency that led him to this project. When he met with his subjects and learned their stories, he wanted to pay tribute to their dignity and fortitude and the ways in which they were able to rebuild their lives in Australia.

Tribute Is showing at the Jewish Holocaust Centre, 13-15 Selwyn St, Elsternwick from Tuesday 22 March to Sunday 10 April.

Further information is available by calling 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au.