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"PRAYER FLAGS AND GOAL POSTS" BY JAMIE LUMLEY

Mews of Mayfair announces exhibition in aid of Nepalese orphanage, The Namaste Children's House

Prayer Flags and Goal Posts by Jaime Lumley
 
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Mews Gallery, Mews of Mayfair 10-11 Lancashire Court, New Bond Street, Mayfair, W1S 1EY
Private media viewings by appointment w/c 9 November 2009
Public opening exhibition dates: 9th-13th November 2009, 10am - 7pm
Free entry
The Mews Gallery, Mews of Mayfair announces the first public exhibition by up and coming photographer Jamie Lumley. The exhibition, entitled Prayer Flags and Goal Posts, is a series of photographs that explore the concept of home, taking inspiration from Lumley's home town, London, and the time he recently spent in Nepal with his mother, following on from the Gurkha Justice Campaign.

As the official photographer for the Ghurkha Justice Campaign on a trip in July of this year, Jamie was touched by the way in which he was welcomed as extended family by the Nepalese people and invited to think of Nepal as an extension of his own homeland. In 'Prayer Flags and Goal Posts' Lumley captures the spirit of this home and contrasts it with striking images of his hometown London and also of Scotland.

Jamie explains the thoughts behind his work: "The spirit of the Nepalese people was crystalised for me during a visit to the Namaste Children's House in Pokhara. Despite their patent lack of material possessions and relative poverty, the warmth and positivity of the kids and their contentedness flooded through. I was struck by the obvious disparity between this life and the one we lead".

A percentage of the sales from the exhibition will be donated to the Nepalese orphanage, the Namaste Children's House in Pokhara.

For media enquiries, images or interviews with the artist, please contact:
Elisabeth Middlemass/Edith Barton-Harvey
3 Monkeys Communications
020 7009 3100
elisabeth@3-monkeys.co.uk / edith@3-monkeys.co.uk

Notes to editors
The Gurkha Justice Campaign , championed by Joanna Lumley, succeeded in obtaining UK settlement rights for the Gurkha ex-servicemen. Jamie Lumley's grandfather, Joanna Lumley's father, Major James Lumley, served in the 6th Gurkha Rifles during the Second World War.

 

ABOUT JAMIE LUMLEY
Born in London and educated at Harrow, Jamie earned a degree in French and English from The University of North London. After working as a Unit Manager and Location Scout on TV dramas and feature films, Jamie returned to study Professional Photographic Practice at the London College of Printing. Since then he has worked as a freelance photographer, photographing locations for Film London, corporate events and portraits. Jamie is married to the writer Tessa Gibbs, has two children and lives in West London. For more information on Jamie's work please visit www.jamielumley.com

 

ABOUT MEWS OF MAYFAIR
Mews of Mayfair bar and restaurant offers all the privileges of a private institution without the pomp. More like a house than a club, whether you're looking for a VIP dinner for five or banquet for sixty, the four floors of these two converted Mews houses offer infinite possibilities. Unwind in the ground floor bar after work with a cocktail from our signature range or relax in the deep leather sofas with a glass of champagne. Light snacks are available throughout day alongside an al fresco lunch time menu during the summer months. The first floor is home to an intimate and sophisticated restaurant where our team continue to develop their eclectic modern cuisine. At the top of the club is a vaulted private dining room affording a prime view of the kitchen; the idiosyncratic decoration providing a truly unique and diverse setting to meet all business and pleasure requirements. The late night lounge, a sumptuous bar offering an extensive selection of vintage champagnes, fine wines, deluxe spirits, cocktails, and canapés provides a decadent end to the evening.

 

ABOUT NAMASTE CHILDREN'S HOUSE
Namaste Children House is dedicated to providing a loving, supportive home for kids from all over Nepal, and will continue to work toward their goal of helping as many abandoned children as possible. These children can grow up in a happy, stable environment with the knowledge that their future is now secure and someone will always be there to watch over and assist them. For more information please visit www.orphanagenepal.org


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