05 Jan 2016
A POIGNANT art exhibition at Hannahs Seale-Hayne will display artwork by Syrian children living in a refugee camp in Lebanon.
The exhibition, \’From Syria with Love\’ will be the first art exhibition of the year for Hannahs, and will be on show between Saturday January 16, and Tuesday January 19.
From Syria with Love\’ has been organised by Baraa Ehsaan Kouja, a Syrian student at Exeter University, and will include 25 paintings and drawings by Syrian young people aged between 12 and 18-years-old, who are currently living in Al-Abrar refugee camp.
A wide variety of emotions are shown through the artwork, with some works reflecting the trauma that the young people have experienced
Alongside each art piece a photograph of the tent that the artist is living in will be displayed, with a short paragraph detailing their dreams — all of the young people’s dream focus on returning to their homes and continuing their education.
Baraa said: \”There is now a lost generation of Syrian children who are losing their education and who have been forced to think about war and destruction rather than peace and love.
\”These paintings show something of the awful reality that Syrians have endured but also their dreams.\”
The gallery will be open daily from 10am until 4pm, and entry is free.
Any funds raised from sales or donations will be given directly to the people living in the refugee camp in Lebanon.