Tuesday, 6 November 2012 to Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
A Child’s View From Gaza Exhibition – Tues., Nov. 6 – Tues., Dec. 4, 2012, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (details below)
Public Reception for A Child’s View From Gaza – Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 7:00 p.m. (details below)
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), Victoria Chapter, is delighted to announce the presentation in Victoria of a fascinating and heart-wrenchingly beautiful collection of drawings by children and youth from Gaza. The exhibition, A Child’s View from Gaza, features 20 drawings by children in Gaza from 5 to 14 years of age, created during the course of art therapy. The exhibition reflects the children’s perceptions of the Israeli offensive against Gaza, which took place from December 27, 2008 to January 17, 2009. Each drawing is unique in its perspective and details.
CPJME is holding a public reception and viewing of A Child’s View From Gaza exhibit, at the A. Wilfrid Johns Gallery, Faculty of Education, MacLaurin Building-A Wing, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
There will be a presentation by Dr. Robert Dalton, Art Education Professor, at the University of Victoria. Dr. Dalton’s Ph.D. dissertation was focused on the theme of children’s war drawings, and since then he has studied collections of drawings from Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions of the world, where the lives of children and youth have been affected by conflict. As well, he has studied art collections where peace, a much more hopeful and uplifting topic, was the theme.
Refreshments will be served. Live Arabic music will be performed. Short film clips (The Future for Gaza’s Children-An Interview with Dr. Eyad al-Sarraj, Psychiatrist; Samouni Street; and Gaza: Did You Know?) will be shown. Guests will be invited to participate in an art activity. A Gazan/Palestinian cultural display will be on hand.
CJPME gratefully acknowledges the A. Wilfrid Johns Gallery for providing this venue.