The ‘Life and Home by the Child’s Hand’ exhibition was opened at the Art Rooms Gallery with a speech delivered by President Ersin Tatar. The exhibition has been organised in cooperation with ARUCAD, the Northern Cyprus Environment and Cultural Heritage Protection Foundation and the TRNC Directorate of Forestry.
The ‘Life and Home by the Child’s Hands’ exhibition, which includes the works that emerged as a result of the activities organised within the framework of the campaigns “Plant an olive tree and have a bird’s house” and “Caretta Caretta Turtle Festival”, will be held at the Art Rooms Gallery on Tuesday, November 2, with a cocktail party.
Özsoy: “The nests will be hung in the areas that were reforested after the fire”
Ezcan Özsoy, President of the Northern Cyprus Foundation for the Protection of Environment and Cultural Heritage, spoke first and explained the purpose of the exhibition: “This exhibition, which includes the works of the activities organised within the framework of the campaign to plant an olive tree and have a bird’s house, will create a cleaner environment for the future. It was created with the aim of and protecting our cultural heritage and leaving it for posterity. In addition to 50 bird houses, the exhibition also includes the trunks of olive trees that were burned in the 1995 fire. Visitors who wish will be able to donate by purchasing the bird houses. The donors will be given a certificate with their names and the coordinates of the places where the bird’s nests will be located. These nests will be hung on the trees in the 61-decare land around Ilgaz – Karaman and Ciklos, which were reforested with the contributions of the Forestry Department and our foundation after the fire, and also on the trees in the Kalkanlı – Tepebaşı area that was also burned in addition to the areas that were burned last year in the the Geçitköy dam area.”
Özsoy ended his speech by thanking President Ersin Tatar, the Founder of ARUCAD, Erbil Arkın, who made the project and the exhibition come true, and the Foundation members.
Vehbi: “We strive in every field to have a positive impact on art”
ARUCAD Rector Prof. Asım Vehbi said, “The primary mission of our university is to support the arts in every field. Investments in arts and culture are equally meaningful to us, large or small, and this impact must be considered collectively. The impact of environmental awareness on children and their creativity is undeniable. If the environment is bad, the creative formation process is also negatively affected, and our University, as a mission, strives to make this impact positive in every field. We will continue to develop projects that raise awareness in the development of environmental and nature awareness. Our environment is also a part of our culture and should not be considered in isolation from art.
Arkın: “It will end, not in ten days, but when the birds use the nests as their homes”
Ezcan Özsoy, President of the Northern Cyprus Foundation for the Protection of Environment and Cultural Heritage, and Foundation Members presented plaques to the Founder of ARUCAD, Erbil Arkın, and President Ersin Tatar for their contributions. During the presentation of the plaque, Erbil Arkın said, “The exhibition will have ended and served a purpose, not ten days later, when the nests are hung on the trees, but when the birds have adopted them as their homes.”
Tatar: “I congratulate everyone who contributed to the realisation of this project and exhibition”
President Ersin Tatar said, “In many developed countries of the world, environmental and climate issues are followed sensitively, especially after the pandemic period. I appreciate the sensitivity to these issues in Northern Cyprus, the importance given to the protection of life and greenery here, and the efforts made towards this end. I think that this exhibition is an important event in this sense, and I would like to congratulate those who contributed. The importance that ARUCAD attaches to our culture and the work they do for the protection and sustainability of the environment and art in Northern Cyprus is extremely meaningful to us.” Tatar ended his speech by thanking Foundation President Ezcan Özsoy, ARUCAD Founder Erbil Arkın and those who contributed to the formation of the exhibition.
Organised in cooperation with ARUCAD, the Northern Cyprus Environment and Cultural Heritage Foundation and the TRNC Directorate of Forestry, the exhibition titled ‘Life and Home by the Child’s Hand’ is open to visitors at Art Rooms Gallery between 13.00-20.00 every day, except Sundays, until 12 November 2021. will be open.