Swallows and Armenians

Swallows and Armenians – the book is now available to buy at £10 plus p&p here

Swallows and Armenians – the audiobook at £13.79 is available through audible

Swallows and Armenians – Flying the Nest 2020/21, the touring exhibition finally visited the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham,  Northumberland after two delays caused by Covid and building works. The exhibition was their first since the 2020 lockdowns and the tour ended on the 20 November. As well as the contemporary works in photography, painting, print and wall-based text by Karen Babayan, the full collection of paintings by Mavis (Titty) Guzelian, Dora Altounyan and WG Collingwood generously loaned by the Guzelian Collection could be seen and included, for the first time, a new work The Swallow, an exquisite painting by WG Collingwood, which was kindly loaned by Teresa Smith, daughter of Robin Collingwood.

‘Swallows and Armenians – Flying the Nest’ 2020/21 further venues: the exhibition tour visited the Old Fire Station, Carlisle, Cumbria and The Maritime Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland during 2020. The project received further Arts Council Lottery support for an audiobook, the exhibition tour across the north of England and the development of a theatre script. 

Previously: Swallows and Armenians,the book was launched on the 9th March with an article in The Guardian and a photo by AsadourGuzelian in The Times. The project received an Arts Council England award and the book launch at Theatre by the Lake, University of Leeds and NvarteGulbenkian Hall, London, were booked to capacity.  Swallows and Armenians, the project included a book of short stories, exhibition of multidisciplinary work and performance, Swallows and Armenians and Us! at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria.

Recent zoom talks available on youtube.com: for the Armenian Institute, November 2019

Header image: The Swallow, by WG Collingwood, (collection of Teresa and George Smith)can be seen at The Queen’s Hall, Hexham 18 September – 30 October 2021.