Artist made to take down his work

Ye­men art re­moved

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS - Lochlin Highet

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

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