Exhibition in Vassås Church – June 2009
Geirr Lystrup had a singing time with all 7 year olds in Bindal municipality at Bindalseidet School. They performed at the exhibition’s opening. "Dear Catrine, here are some lines about pictures and hope:
On two occasions I have been as lucky as to experience children’s paintings in a meeting with an audience. The first time was in Vassås Church in Bindal, where the walls around the whole church were covered by exciting subjects properly framed and with thought-provoking titles. To experience children’s thoughts in the present time expressed through pictures was both thought-provoking and hopeful. Themes such as friendship, fear, war and peace were prominent. Especially exciting was to see that the themes are universal and exist similarly strongly within different ethnic and religious groups.
The second time I got to experience the pictures was at the exhibition in the Ministry of Defence in Oslo. On both occasions I had the pleasure of singing together with a children’s choir. To experience children making themselves heard with their own feelings through song and pictures makes a strong impression, especially thought-provoking within intitutions such as the Church and the Ministry of Defence. I hope that this children’s project will reach long and reach a new audience, also with cooperation between children from different nations.