"Being shot by Chinese soldiers for raising the Tibetan flag."
It's quite disturbing that most of these scenes aren't made up.
"A young child's drawing of Tibetan people who have been imprisoned."
3. The cost of Crying Freedom
4. Tibetan Yak
"A depiction of torture methods that are known to be used by the Chinease on Tibetans."
6. Idyllic scene
"The artist chose to depict a peaceful countryside scene."
A rarely seen representation of mountainous, snowy Tibet.
7. My Beloved Country
"A teenage artist's rendition of a powerful image by Rapkar Kangchuk on a book cover, showing a dove lifting a Chinese flag which is covering the land of Tibet."
I Like how in the background you can see me desperately waving a leaflet around trying to keep the light from reflecting off the glass cover.
"A Tibetan scene: Monks debating in the monastry courtyard, pilgrims circumambulating the monastery, prayer flags on the mountain top in the distance, and on the right a nomad camp with guard dog and yaks."
9. Tibetan Flags
"Tibetan flags surround Potala Palace, the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama."
10. The Dalai Lama
11. Choeden's Story
I couldn't find the commentary for this one, so I'm not sure what Choeden's story is about, but it seems to involve people being shot while crossing the mountains.12. Mountains
I love this picture, it's so intricate and colourful. In the real version the purple is more pronounced, making it look like that dream you had before you woke, the one you forgot but knew was really cool.
13. Young Married Women
The children at work.
There were a few other pictures hanging up, but I didn't have enough memory on my phone to snap them all. Some of them included scenes as diverse as the Dalai Lama and assorted exiles parachuting into Potala Palace, and a picture called "The Death of my Brother", where the said brother is being executed for supporting an unoccupied Tibet.
The exhibition is running from the 1st to the 21st of December, 2007 at the the Aberdeen Arts Centre. Admission is free so if you're in the area pop in and have a look. It is run by Art Refuge, a charity giving Tibetan children the chance to paint and play and get over the traumatic experiences they've been through. You can find them here: http://www.atrefugeuk.org/. I have all of these photos in higher definition, so if you'd like to get a closer look then feel free to contact me.