RISE Arts is excited to present the artwork of Mahmoud Salameh, a Palestinian-Syrian-Australian cartoonist, animation filmmaker, graphic artist and ex-detainee.

Now based in Sydney, Mahmoud has had years of experience working as a professional artist in Syria, Lebanon and Australia. He has worked for well-know Arabic newspapers and magazines, such as Al Safir and Al Adaab, and film production companies such as Spacetoons and Tiger Productions.

Mahmoud salameh

Through his work Mahmoud tackles issues of border imperialism and refugees, displaced populations, domestic issues in Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Using his art as a medium for social change and reflecting on his own personal transnational experiences, Mahmoud?s pieces send a powerful social and political message that seek to challenge dominant narratives around occupation, displacement and resistance.

Please join us on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30pm for the launch of this exciting exhibition. There will a Q&A session and an auction with proceeds going back to the artist himself and to RISE. An exclusive screening of Mahmoud?s short-animation, ?From Trouble to Trouble? will also be screened on the night at 7pm.

Hours :
Thursday, Launch (19 May)
6.30pm – 8:30pm

Friday (20 May)
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday and Sunday (21 – 22 May)
12:00 noon – 4:00pm

Entry by donation