Artist made to take down his work
Yemen art removed
A visual artist tried to show off his work at a college - but was forced to take it down.
Brian Carey, 57, of Auchinleck uses his pieces to fight for world peace and to stop trouble in Yemen between them and the Saudi’s.
He claims he tried to show a picture at an exhibition in the Art Department of Ayrshire College’s Ayr Campus of a man from Yemen who was holding his dead baby daughter after all the bother with the Saudi’s.
The former lorry driver says he was then made to take it down by an executive official from the college.
He said: “I thought because of the art students in the college it would be a good thing to highlight.
“I put it up at the entrance of the department but then some sort of chief came and told me they don’t support any sort of political agendas in the college.
“I then tried explaining to him that it is about humanity and there was nothing political about it.
“The students appeared to be on my side as they were going by making supportive comments to me.
“The man in the picture is now a great friend of mine, and his daughter died at just 11 from Saudi jets.
“I really am ashamed to be British because we seem to be happy giving Saudi weapons but will offer aid to Yemen after it.
“It really just makes me wonder why we bother sending aid as it defeats the whole purpose of it.
“It’s like having your cake and eating it.”
An Ayrshire College spokesman said: “We do not permit unsolicited demonstrations on college grounds, from any individual or organisation, on any subject matter. “Anyone who wishes to engage with our student body is required to approach our Student Services team beforehand with their request.”
Disappointed Brian Carey with picture of his Yemen friend and dead daughter