Zaatari UNHCR/Blumont Gallery

Zaatari UNHCR/Blumont Gallery

Jordan / Mafraq

Four galleries at Za’atari Camp hold the works of artisans and crafters of the refugee camp. The galleries range from abstract paintings and sculptures to portraits and art models to a special gallery just for children. The exhibition faces challenges including a lack of visitors viewing the artwork and motivating the artisans to produce more. 

Raja’a Al-Tuaani, the exhibition supervisor, discussed that the exhibition engages children through workshops and interacting with the artists themselves. In addition, the children have their own special gallery to display their work. Building trust between the artist and the exhibition is crucial to the success of this project. They strive to promote professionalism through exhibiting, sales and offering guidance.

The exhibition administration tries hard to break the stereotypes about the cultural differences between the visitors and the refugees. They do this by showcasing their work that reflects their thoughts, their reflection of their daily life and what they go through inside the camp.

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