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From Syria with Love

  • ONCA Gallery 14 St George's Place Brighton, BN1 4GB (map)

Come and join ONCA Gallery for an art exhibition of drawings created by Syrian children living in a refugee camp in Lebanon. 

Every child has the right to dream. 

The exhibition has been organised by Baraa Ehsaan Kouja, a Syrian student at the University of Exeter, Lily worth and Peter Tamkin who are local residents.

There will be around 50 prints of drawings and paintings made by Syrian refugee children aged 12-18 currently living in Al-Abrar refugee camp in Lebanon. Some of the works reflect the trauma that the young people have experienced, while others are more hopeful and optimistic.

“There is now a lost generation of Syrian children - children who are losing their education, who have been forced to thinkabout war and destruction rather than peace and love” Baraa said.

“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 compliments that work by showing the real experiences of real refugees”.

Alongside each picture, as well as the title and the name of the artist, there will be a photo of the tent they are currently living in, and a brief statement of that child’s dream.

Saturday 6th, 7 - 9pm

Join us to hear stories of Syria, enjoy the artworks on display and create messages of love and support. All money raised will be used to help people living in refugee camps.

Baraa Ehssan Kouja, a student from Syria and curator of From Syria with Love, will discuss the situation in Syria and what life is like in Lebanese refugee camps. His talk will also cover some common misconceptions, and explore what we can really do to help.

This is a free & ticketed event, tickets are available at:

A limited number of tickets also available on the door

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