A BRAND-NEW exhibition of work by nine-year-old Iranian artist Kimiya will be unveiled at the Peace Museum alongside a children's art competition.

Peace campaigner Nazanin Nargess Esmailpour, known as Kimiya, has created nearly thirty acrylic on canvas paintings on the subject of Life, Peace and Nothing Else.

Kimiya, a child prodigy with an IQ of 130, has already had two exhibitions in the National Art Gallery of Iran.

Her paintings feature a mixture of mythological and cultural elements and, as Kimiya says, "the importance of peace for all inhabitants of the earth, especially children".


The Peace Museum hopes Life, Peace and Nothing Else, which opens Thursday, July 11, will inspire the next generation of young artists and peacemakers in Bradford.

The exhibition is also the backdrop to an art competition for primary school children aged between 5 and 11. Kids enter a piece of work under this exhibition's theme.

The museum will be encouraging schools to get involved as well as families who can visit every Wednesday- Friday during the Summer holidays.

The winner will receive a £20 voucher, a goodie bag from the museum shop and a free Art of Peace education session at the museum for their entire class.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Doreen Lee, will judge entries alongside the museum's Curator.