Cyffwrdd Syria ~ Touching Syria is a collaborative project connecting the arts of Wales and Syria.
Cyffwrdd Syria ~ Touching Syria exhibits SYRIA.ART’s first UK collection of contemporary art created from within Syria and from the Syrian diaspora, alongside Welsh contemporary artists at Storiel, Bangor from 12th January 2019 for 6 weeks.
1st venue: Storiel Museum and Art Gallery, Ffordd Gwynedd Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 1DT, North Wales UK
Dates: January 12, 2019 – February 23, 2019
2nd venue: Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor University, Deiniol Rd, Bangor LL57 2TQ, North Wales UK
Date: January 19, 2019
It is with the help of hugely talented, BAFTA nominated, Angharad Griffiths, and artist and designer Mishelle Kit that this ambitious art project took hold. Cyffwrdd Celf was founded –a socially conscious and progressive arts organisation dedicated to using art to connect people and cultures. The project has been co-organized by SYRIA.ART and Khaled Youssef.
Sat 12th January 2019 will see the opening of Cyffrwdd Syria – Touching Syria. A six-week exhibition to include, on the 19th Jan, a day of talks, projections, music, food and dance celebrating Syrian and Welsh culture. It has been co-curated by Humam Alsalim and Menna Thomas, and includes artists from both Syria and Wales collaborating together for the very first time.
The artists that we have taking part, both from Wales, as well as Syria and the larger diaspora, are phenomenal. Inspiring, emotional, powerful works, some of which has been created especially for this event. There is to be music, talks, debates, film and even Syrian food prepared by a Welsh chef. A celebration and a coming together, a discovery and a sharing of culture.
Featuring works by following Welsh and Syrian artists:
Ffion Dafis, Khaled Youssef, Lisa Gwilym, Ifor Ap Glyn, Omar Shammah, Catrin Menai, Bashar Farahat, Nizar Ali Badr, Manon Steffan Ros, Tania Al Kayyali, Menna Thomas, Humam Alsalim, Huda Takriti, Obaidah Zorik, Ammar Khaddour, Ayham Jabr, Maeisam Mallisho, Blodau Gwylltion, Oasis World Choir and Band.