After over 2 years working in Tanzania, Robina Richter is now back and has reunited with Stuart Thomson to exhibit at the Emsworth Arts Trail (Artists 20 & 21). They will be at 48 Beacon Square on the weekends April 28 and 29 and the May Bank Holiday of May 5, 6 and 7.
While she has been away Robina has been developing her textile work based on the majestic landscapes of the savannah and Rift Valley, lakes Tanganyika and Victoria, and the amazing coast and beautiful blue Indian Ocean. She will also be selling brightly coloured kitenge cloth and work made from these fabrics.
Stuart is known for his watercolours of boats and landscapes around Emsworth, but this year will also be exhibiting works in soft pastels.
He has been studying the medium for a year under Robyn Cheney, giving him a new challenge and a medium where he can develop a new style with vibrant colours and action.
Stuart and Robina have decided to give their net profit from any sales to Tabora League for Children (TLC). Robina and her husband, Terry lived in Tabora, a large town in the centre of Tanzania. TLC works with hungry, vulnerable and orphaned children and their families. A daily nutritious and filling lunch is served at three day centres to around 150 children. The older girls help dish out and everyone helps to wash up. This is followed by lessons from a qualified teacher to try and help the children get better marks in their exams and gives them a chance to ask about topics they don’t understand. All primary school classes have over 100 pupils in them and some over 200, so there is not much individual attention at school.