Norman Sutton Hibbert: KINDER KINDER


19 Sept.-5 October @iota

For most of his adult life Sutton Hibbert has been interested in the impact that the behaviour and attitudes of adults, both in the micro and macro sense, have had and are still having on children.

Children still die every day or become parentless due to preventable diseases; world-wide there are thought to be in excess of 250,000 child soldiers; countless die or are maimed due to senseless conflicts, while others are persecuted because of religious or ethnic intolerance.

The works in this exhibition respond to the stories of many of these children, past and present. 

The unashamed use of materials such as fabrics and bright colours, which are part of the daily lives of all of us, are aimed at engaging the viewer and encouraging reflection on the lives of children today.