Almost a year on from Rebecca’s tragic death, the Foundation is hosting an exhibition displaying paintings of the places she loved and photographs of the humanitarian work she was passionate about, by artists Tom Young and Ed Jonkler. The exhibition will run at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery from 10-15 December 2018, with an artists’ evening taking place on the opening night.
The show will celebrate Rebecca’s work in Lebanon by two artists who knew Rebecca during her time there. Young’s paintings, intricately layered with glazes of watercolour and thick layers of impasto oil, are inspired by the places Rebecca fell in love with, from the Cedar forests of the Shouf Mountains to the ancient Qadisha Valley. Jonkler’s never before seen photographs, taken earlier this year, show the great variety of life in Shatila and Bourjel-Barajneh camps in Beirut. Rebecca ran numerous programs aiming to improve the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Shatila.
Patron of the exhibition MP and Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt says:
"I am honoured to be the Patron of ‘Into the Light’, celebrating Lebanon and its enduring friendship with the United Kingdom. The exhibition will bring into the light the beauty and resilience of Lebanon. In this way, it is a fitting tribute to Rebecca, who dedicated her life to helping communities overcome great adversity. I am proud to support the Foundation, which carries on Rebecca's important work.”
Funds raised through the exhibition will be donated to RDF.