Anna Seaman | January 28, 2014
If you take in just one exhibition this week, make it Children of Gaza. Not only will you see some stunning art but you can do your bit for charity too.
At Meem Gallery for only two weeks, the photography is from three photographers; Anthony Dawton, Jim McFarlane and Giuseppe Aquili, who entered Gaza with the support of Save the Children in December 2008.
Black and white and full to the brim with emotion, the images capture a moment of history and the human element of war that cannot help but strike a chord.
After initially showing the work in Kuwait, renowned Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi saw the images and was inspired to make a number of prints to accompany the exhibition that he then helped to tour around the Middle East.
The work was shown in Qatar and Jordan before arriving in Dubai, where Meem Gallery, Azzawi’s primary gallery have donated the space for the show.
With all proceeds going to Save The Children, the photographers hope to raise funds for the children of Gaza whose plight and generosity of spirit deeply touched them during their nine-day stay.
* For more about the project visit http://childrenofgaza.org/
* A full interview with the artists will appear in The National Arts & Life section next week