On the 1st day of December 2014 a fundraising collective was held at frontlineclub in Paddington, London. Aimed to keep awareness of the conflict in Syria present in the UK and raise funds in response to a depletion (now suspension) of food aid from The UN due to low funds; the event inspired attendees to raise continued support.
Host to artists responding to the crisis their nation faces artinconflict/art-in-conflict-at-the-frontline-club produced an informative evening that moved everyone who came.
Artists including political cartoons from Nabil Abou Hamad, contemporary suffices from Tarek Tuma, and photographs from Vice News photographer Frederick Paxton.
The most striking images from the evening presentation came from the hands of children four years of age; born into the world, to their country, at a time of war, the images below demonstrate the only life they have known.
What may first appear to be the classic happy homes picture that many will remember drawing as a child is in fact…
Loaded with armor, tanks and blood stained shirts this is the reality the children of Syria face; their early years of life subjected to the mind numming sound of bombs and the constant firing hum of artillery.
Watch out for more talks to and art exhibitions with https://www.facebook.com/artinconflict and see how else you can support the crisis over seas by seeing what else is going on at The Front Line Club.
(If you read this and want to give a quick helping hand then TEXT HAT £3 to 70111).