Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art

Date & Time: January 24 - February 5, 2018 (All Day)

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Join us for our latest exhibit.

Presented by the Penticton Art Gallery and the Cyrrus Gallery in Damascus, Syria, Behind the Lines features the artwork of 19 contemporary Syrian artists.

This travelling exhibition builds a greater understanding of Syrian people, their art, rich culture and history as well as the turmoil in their country. The exhibition includes a range of artwork including colourful abstract paintings, photography, sculpture and video.

The exhibit is curated by Paul Crawford, Penticton Art Gallery and Humam Alsalim, Cyrrus Gallery, Damascus. It has toured BC and Alberta throughout 2017 and will continue across Canada in to 2019. 

Visit the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill to view works from Syria. The exhibit is open:

  • Mon-Fri 6:30a.m.-10p.m.;
  • Sat-Sun 8a.m.-9p.m.;
  • Exhibit closes February 5 at 12p.m.
Humam Alsalim & Rami Bakhos. Cultural Beheading 1, 2015