Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO

A stunning London premiere of the works of five contemporary Syrian artists entitled "Memories of Cities" will take place at the Willesden Gallery, London NW10 2SF from 10 to 21 October 2017.

Five internationally-renowned Syrian artists from across the generations explore the dualities of urban living through depictions of cities and localities that have inspired them. The artists are united by origin and circumstance, whether they are still living in war-torn Syria or abroad. This is a rare opportunity for the Syrian artists across the generations to present their art together to a London audience for the very first time.

The artists and their chosen topics are Ghassan Jadid (Tartous), Khaled Al Saai (Eastern Syria), Manhal Issa (Mount Quasioun, Damascus), Nizar Sabour (the Orthodox cities of Maaloula and Saidnaya) and Virginie Arakelian (Spice Market, Damascus).

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