About Artintoheart

artintoheart.com came about over 2 years ago to raise awareness and generate resources for humanitarian projects in Palestine.

A pledge with Muslim Hands fulfilled, to raise £2000 towards a new clean water system for Mohamed Durra Childrens Hospital Gaza; and support of Hamde Abu Rahma’s book Roots Run Deep Life In Occupied Palestine from sponsorship through printing and publishing has been achieved.

Now in Autumn 14 artintoheart is working with Palestine Trauma Centre (Gaza) and PTCUK (Support Group) to raise awareness and resources for their work in Gaza.
This will happen by involving artists wishing to make a  contribution, by giving a set of images and people who want to support PTC by making donations.
Thereby growing a network.

kris connolly aug 20 2014


 

Previous Projects

A Concert for the Children of Gaza

A Concert for the Children of Gaza

On the 1st November 2014 artintoheart will be hosting “A Concert for the Children of Gaza” at Coventry Cathedral to raise money for the Palestine Trauma Centre. Entry is free and collections will be taken on the night. Featuring a live performance of commissioned music “The Children of Gaza” by Si Hayden and spoken word and poetry from Coventry and Gaza. Book your ticket at www.coventrycathedral.org.uk    ...
Roots Run Deep

Roots Run Deep

In July 2013 artinto heart supported Hamde Abu Rahma to raise monies for the production of his book Roots Run Deep. Hamde (www.lifeinwesbank.blogspot.co.il) is a photo journalist who lives in Bilin in the Occupied Territories. He records and documents what it is like to live under illegal Israeli military occupation in The Palestinian territories. Artintoheart hosted a series of Hamde’s works that were available to purchase as high quality giclee prints. 100% of the profit from these sales went to the production of the book. We are happy to announce that the book is now complete and is available to buy at Hamde’s website – www.hamdeaburahma.com. We would like to thank Tazim Hamid for her work on the book and for helping us build a relationship with Hamde.     Roots Run Deep – Life in West Bank Palestine is an exciting project for those who would like to share and understand life in Palestine. This is a photographic insight into life under inhuman and relentless military occupation of Palestine for the last six decades. Through the incisive camera lens of the award winning photo journalist Hamde Abu Rahma, it’s a dream come true to share his extraordinary and heart wrenching journey and experiences in his beloved home. Living in the picturesque village of Bil’in west of Ramallah, he showcases everyday life in a village that prides itself as an example of peaceful resistance whilst living under occupation. Hamde shares intimate and personal images of everyday life in Palestine. The book shows the exceptional beauty of the land, members of his family and the village community who go about...
Pixels into Water

Pixels into Water

In May 2012 Kris Connolly (creator of artintoheart) held a solo exhibition of his work at The Glassbox in Coventry (UK) to raise money for the charity Muslim Hands and their work towards providing a clean water system for the Al Durrah Children’s Hospital in Gaza. The exhibition entitled “Pixels Into Water” was also used as the launch of the online gallery artintoheart.com which exhibited the same works and made them available worldwide throughout 2012. All images were taken on a mobile phone, as Kris has the use of only one hand, and presented as high quality giclee prints. Kris’ Statement In the winter of 2002/03 I had three strokes in four months. In the summer of 2005 I used a camera phone for the first time. I have made images throughout my life, but always for someone else, The British Library, Public Image Limited and REM among them. All cameras are right handed, and even the smallest require two handed dexterity, which I no longer have. So I started using a 1 mega pixel camera phone. Cognitively post-strokes I was very slow, and found new learning difficult to impossible, so I quickly concluded Photoshop was a no-go area. Instead on my laptop I found MSN Photo Editor which used terms and definitions I still vaguely knew from printing and publishing work. More recently I have been using the editing suit within the phone itself. What I do, what I see, what is here today is based on the following understanding: When we are involved in something, such as reading these words, it is possible that momentarily thoughts or...