Making Sense: A Rwandan Story - Barge House, London
Making Sense: A Rwandan Story is a collaborative project and exhibition, inspired by a visit the artist Helen Wilson made to Rwanda in 2002. At its heart are twelve large-scale paintings, which together tell a powerful and moving story of personal dignity, courage and survival. Helen Wilson has been painting images of Rwanda since the 1994 genocide, which claimed the lives of over a million people in 100 days. Having now met survivors and visited the genocide sites, she has produced new works that show both the beauty of Rwanda and the resilience of its people in the face of a massive human tragedy.
The exhibition is accompanied by a documentary film about the artist's work on this project produced by award-winning cameraman Mike Fox and BBC director Kate Broome, who have previously made television programmers together in Rwanda.