This Saturday 31st October, a gallery in Exeter will be exhibiting the artwork of young Syrian refugees.
The exhibition, named ‘From Syria with Love’ will be on show for one day only at the Art Gallery at 89 South Street.
Organised by University of Exeter Syrian student, Baraa Ehsaan Kouja, there is to be around 25 prints of paintings and drawings made by Syrian children aged 12-18 and currently living in Al-Abrar refugee camp in Lebanon.
Baraa commented: “There is now a lost generation of Syrian children – children who are losing their education, 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. I have lived in Exeter for a year, and have met many wonderful people working for the relief of refugees, both at the university and in the town. This exhibition complements that work by showing the real experiences of real refugees”.
Each picture will be accompanied by the title and name of the artist, a photo of the tent they are currently living in, and a brief statement of that child’s dream.
The exhibition will be open from 12 noon till 9pm on Saturday 31st October. Light refreshments will be available.