AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH THE KIDS’ GUERNICA PROJECT

KIDS' GUERNICA. Gernika-Lumo (Basque Country, Spain)

KIDS GUERNICA map of the murals (Gernika-Lumo, Basque Country, Spain)

This summer (late June – mid October) we will have the opportunity to tour around the world  without leaving Gernika-Lumo (Basque Country)) through the lens and the imagination of many children who wanted to express his idea of peace in the project Kids ‘Guernica, through large size murals of the same size of Picasso’s “Guernica”  (3.5 x 7.8 m).

Thus, this international project (www.kids-guernica.org) that was created by Toshifumi Abe, Tadashi Yasuda, Kaoru Mizuguchi (Japan) and Tom Anderson (USA) in 1995, is now in Gernika-Lumo, after have been exhibited in many parts of the world where thousands of children have participated in over 40 countries.

More than 32 murals created by children from Gernika-Lumo and its surroundings and in many parts of world will display the vision of peace and harmony of many children , along the streets of the beautiful Gernika-Lumo,  through this exhibition organized by the Gernika Peace Museum , the Culture House of Gernika, the Peace Research center Gernika Gogoratuz and thanks to the sponsorship of Gernika-LumoCity Council and the 2012 Foundation in the Year of Cultue, Peace and Liberty .

These are the places and countries that we will have the chance to know better through his murals:

JAPAN: Okinawa, Hiroshima, Kobe

NEW GUINEA: Papua

NEPAL: Kathmandu

KUWAIT: Kuwait

INDIA: Calcutta, Rishi Valley

CAMBODIA: Poipet

ETHIOPIA: Addis Ababa

FRANCE: Paris

BLANGLADESH: Chittabong

KOREA: Inchon

ITALY

SRI LANKA: Polgahawela

CANADA: Richmond

AUSTRALIA: Wollongong

CHILE: Santiago

GREECE: Kalabrita

TAIWAN

BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN: Gernika-Lumo and surroundings

Gernika BHI-IES
San Fidel Ikastola
Herri Montorre Ikastetxea (Gautegiz-Arteaga)
Allende Salazar
Herri Barrutia Ikastetxea (Arratzu)
Barrutialde Institutoa (Arratzu)
Seber Altube ikastola
Aholkularitza Hizkuntza AHIZE-AEK
Participants at the summer camp of the Gernika Peace Museum
Also in the windows of many shops in Gernika-Lumo,there will be the chance to admire reduced size versions of many murals and to  participate in two competitions to win a weekend for a family in Port Aventura (thanks to the collaboration of Auka travel agency) and a weekend at a farmhouse  for a couple (with the collaboration of URDAIBAI bidaiak).

A wonderful opportunity to  visit Gernika-Lumo and to admire the colorful town with these great murals  and to appreciate the good work done by children around the world.

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