Young refugee art exhibit spotlights themes of hope, bravery and strength


A close-up detail of Afghan teenager Zahra Karimi's acrylic artwork titled 'Strength' (2021), portraying the spirit of bravery and hope. Photo: Greater Action

In an effort to support the refugee community in Malaysia, Greater Action, a non-profit social organisation, is holding an exhibition featuring artworks by nine young refugees on Nov 12 and 13 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club’s East Residence Clubhouse in Bukit Kiara.

Greater Action co-founder Julie Das says the exhibition, called Colours Of Hope, aims to highlight the talents of the eight self-taught Afghan and one Rohingya refugee and encourage them to make a living or a career out of art. The artists are aged between 14 and 20.

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