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Miriam Hyman memorial exhibition

8 June 2006

An exhibition commemorating the life and work of Miriam Hyman (UCL History of Art with French 1995), who was killed in the London bomb attacks of 7 July 2005, is showing at City Hall from 19 June to 12 July 2006.

The exhibition features a number of paintings and pastels that Miriam produced in Nice, where she spent a year (1993-1994) as part of her degree at UCL.

A 120-page book is being produced to accompany the exhibition, which will feature almost 100 of Miriam's pastels, oils and silk paintings, as well as four written articles. The first is by Miriam's mother, Mavis Hyman, and is about Miriam's development while growing up. Professor Helen Weston (UCL History of Art) looks at Miriam's time at UCL and discusses her work in relation to some of the artists she studied. Mark Godfrey, a childhood friend of Miriam and now a teacher at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, writes a passage about his memories of Miriam, the trips they took together to art galleries, and the discussions they had about art. Finally, a letter that Miriam wrote to her parents from Nice is included.

All proceeds from sales of the book will go to the Miriam Hyman Memorial Fund, part of Orbis, an international charity for the prevention and treatment of blindness in the developing world.

The exhibition at City Hall is open from 8am-8pm on weekdays between 19 June and 12 July. A private viewing, hosted by Mayor Ken Livingstone, will be held on 5 July.