ECP’s SMILE Exhibition at the Chamber of Deputies

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ECP’s SMILE Exhibition

Chamber of Deputies

The Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament was host to the English College in Prague earlier this week. After the successful SMILE exhibition of photographs at the Champagneria wine bar, Natálie Nováková and her team has taken the exhibition to an even more prestigious venue, the Chamber of Deputies.

The exhibition opening was a very special evening, particularly for the children from the home in Dolní Počernice who are at the heart of the exhibition. They were able to meet the Chairman of the Chamber, Mr Radek Vondráček. They also saw the Chamber itself and best of all, they enjoyed a tasty dinner of schnitzel and chips! Guests were entertained by some delightful musical performances and were able to buy the impressive photographs to raise money for educational projects at the children’s home. The ECP Smile team has raised total of 64 000 CZK. The proceeds will be used for educational projects of children from the children’s home in Dolní Počernice.

Respected Czech Artists

All the photographs in the exhibition were taken by the children themselves or by many well-known Czech artists. Václav Havel, Princess Diana and Karel Gott were amongst the famous faces portrayed in the photographs.

Our grateful thanks go to Věra Kovářová and all the Deputies who supported us, especially to ECP’s Czech Patron, Mr Karel Schwarzenberg who attended the exhibition. We are also very grateful to those who generously donated their work: Jindřich Štreit / Robert Vano / Markéta Luskačová / Petr Ulrych / Jaroslav Kučera / Ondřej Němec / the late Oldřich Škácha / Michal Čížek / Lenka Hatašová / Kurt Gebauer / Barbora Biňovcová / Jakub Ludvík / David W Černý / Marek Musil / Martin Divíšek / Petr Strbačka / Martin Fjo Vítek / Pavel Ovsík / Ondřej Šik / Petr Kovář.

Online auction continues here.

You can look at more photos here and a video here.


Thanks too, to the Patrons of the SMILE project: Karel Schwarzenberg, Michael Žantovský, Věra Kovářová and Nigel Brown.

The exhibition will be open till June 29, 2018.

We look forward to holding the event again next year.