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Controversial painting picked for global exhibition of mask artworks

PUBLISHED: 09:32 11 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:47 11 June 2020

Terri Broughton with the painting of two children wearing gas masks looking at each other. Pictures: Terri Broughton

Terri Broughton with the painting of two children wearing gas masks looking at each other. Pictures: Terri Broughton

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A Fakenham artist’s controversial painting showing children in gas masks will be shown in an online international exhibition.

Children wearing gas masks in the painting by Fakenham artist Terri Broughton. Picture: Supplied by Terri BroughtonChildren wearing gas masks in the painting by Fakenham artist Terri Broughton. Picture: Supplied by Terri Broughton

Terri Broughton was one of 250 artists representing 120 countries selected for the UNESCO Beirut and MEADOWS Mask Art - Creativity under Lockdown online exhibition.

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She submitted a piece showing two children looking at each other wearing gas masks, which, last October, was deemed “inappropriate” to be shown at Pensthorpe nature park.

She said: “I was thrilled to be invited to take part in the exhibition. It is such a great cause and it was a privilege to be selected. I have been painting for just over a year now and people have been very encouraging about my work. It is 122cms x 122cms and is oil on board.”

She has now been invited to take part in the JARFO Kyoto Gallery in Japan for another mask exhibition online.


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