Vertical Gallery, Manchester School of Art
5th – 28th November 2014

The Fire and the Rose presents the work of a group of twelve artists from Manchester School of Art. Inspired by their visits to Asian countries, the artists reflected on the conflicts they witnessed, conflicts that have troubled these regions: conflicts of cultures, ideologies, religions, and modernity. The resulting work captures not only the harshness of reality; it also reveals a spirit of tenacity, tolerance, reconciliation, and hope.

Featuring the works of Jane Brake, John van Aitken, Paul Booth, Jacqueline Butler, Steve Dixon, Joe Duffy, Saoirse Higgins, Alice Kettle, Sarah Lawton, Gavin Parry, Paul Scott, Tongyu Zhou.

Curated by Tonguy Zhou, Joe Duffy, and Alice Kettle.

ISBN 9781910029046