Exhibition of refugees’ artworks organized by SolidarityNow at the Refugees Museum of Thessaloniki

Art, as means of expression and healing for refugees

SolidarityNow organizes an exhibition of artworks by young and adult refugees in order to honor the World Refugee Day on June 20th and the following Refugee Week (20-26/6/2022). The artworks will be hosted from 13th to 20th of June, at the Refugees Museum of Thessaloniki along with photographic material by professional photographers and audiovisual material.

The content of the exhibition is comprised by paintings, poems, constructions and photographs created by refugee women and men, beneficiaries of SolidarityNow in the open accommodation structures, the organization’s Solidarity Centers, the “Homework and Creative Activities Centers” and the “Integration Learning Centers” in Northern Greece (Kavala, Serres, Drama, Vagiochori, Nea Kavala, Thessaloniki) where SolidarityNow implements the “All Children in Education” program with the support and funding from UNICEF Greece and “HELIOS” program as a key partner of the International Organization for Migration (IOM Greece) funded by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum.

This exhibition is the first action among many raising awareness actions planned by SolidarityNow in the framework of the overall celebration on the occasion of the World Refugee Day, organized each year by the Refugee Week global movement. This year’s Refugee Week title is “Healing“, conveying the message of mutual care as well as of the human capacity to start again.

Major supporter of this exhibition is the Municipality of Neapolis-Sykeon which provides the premises of the Refugees Museum to SolidarityNow. The exhibition will be open to the public every day from 13th to 20th of June, 13:00 to 21:00. The exhibition’s Closing event will take place on June 20th, 17:00 to 21:00, with music happenings and children’s workshops.