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Trevor Avery is an artist and curator who has been based in London, the [[Highlands of Scotland], and is now in the North West of England.



Trevor Avery serves as director of Another Space, which initiated and now produces the Lake District Holocaust Project (LDHP). LDHP is based in Windermere at the heart of The Lake District, England.

Since 2005, he has been involved in an ongoing project looking at the connections and legacy of the story of the 300 child survivors of the Holocaust, who came to the Lake District of England in 1945 directly after liberation from the concentration camps of Nazi Occupied Europe.

Avery collaborates with artists including Miroslaw Balka, Neasden Control Centre, Rosemary Smith, Mark Peter Wright, and Susan Stein.

The "Flowers of Auschwitz" exhibition in 2015 related to the book of drawings of children liberated from Auschwitz in 1945 by the Soviet soldier artist Zinovii Tolkatchev. This led to the "Auschwitz Dandelion", an exhibition project in 2017 looking at the Auschwitz sub camp of Raisko. The project investigated the history of experiments to use Russian Dandelion sap in the global manufacture of rubber, especially motor tyres. Raisko camp saw the use of women as a slave labour force in Nazi efforts to develop rubber from the Russian Dandelion during World War Two.

The work involves Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and the His work involves visits to sites in, and near, locations across Europe including Berlin, Kraków, Płaszów, Łódź, Warsaw, Budapest, London, Manchester and the Lake District.

He continues to be an advisor to the BBC on TV programmes and has written for Third Text magazine, and curated exhibitions including leading Aboriginal Australian artist Dr Pam Johnston, Tanzanian artist Everlyn Nicodemus and American artists Linda Lomahaftewa (Choctaw-Hopi) and Jimmie Durham


In 2016 Avery was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for Services to Heritage in the Lake District.


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