Stop Press! We are very excited to have been invited by Cumbria Opera Group to perform Swallows and Armenians, to be directed by Persia Babayan – Taylor at Lowther Castle Gardens, Cumbria CA10 2HH on Sunday 10 July 2022
Swallows and Armenians – Flying the Nest, the touring exhibition will be at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3LZ,
23 October – 20 November 2021. As well as contemporary works by Karen Babayan, an incredible collection of paintings by Mavis (Titty) Guzelian, Dora Altounyan and WG Collingwood, kindly loaned by the Guzelian Collection can be seen, including for the first time, The Swallow, an exquisite painting by WG Collingwood, kindly loaned by Teresa Smith, daughter of Robin Collingwood.
Craft+Conflict an exhibition I curated for the Contemporary Craft Tour, Highlights Rural Touring, was shortlisted for the Cumbria Life Best Exhibition 2018. It featured the work of 12 exemplary artists including Conrad Atkinson, Sumi Perera, Paul Scott and Eva Mileusnic toured seven community venues in Cumbria, Co. Durham and Northumberland and was seen to critical acclaim by nearly 12,000 people during Autumn 2018.
24 June 2021: Swallows and Amazons – Fiction and Non-fiction of a Children’s Classic, a zoom lecture for the Diocese of the Armenian Church UK & Ireland in 2021, now available to view on youtube.com here.