Exclusive online sale of Mahmoud Salameh’s Graphic Art

Circle of Friends Australia is proud to host an online sale of a selection of Mahmoud Salameh’s graphic art. All works are signed digital prints, 42cm x 30cm, mounted on recycled board interleaved with an acid-free sheet.  Cost of Art  – unframed $75.00. All proceeds of sales will go to the artist to assist with further work.

Salameh’s work has appeared in the Australian press and he has years of international experience working as a professional artist in Syria and Lebanon for well-known Arabic newspapers and magazines such as Al Safir and Al Adaab. He started publishing his cartoons in Beirut, Lebanon in 1997. While in Australia he has created two award-winning animations: From Trouble to Trouble and Freedom is Mine.

In an interview with Yanis Kontos from 2015 Salameh observed: I respect cartoons and they respect me too. The brevity of the cartoon goes with the difficulties of being forced from one country to another to stay alive. Salameh is the child of Palestinian refugees and he grew up in Yamouk camp in Damascus. He arrived in Australia in 2012 and is now a citizen

The power of a great cartoon, like a poem is a distillation of great insight or emotion. It is a reminder of a deep care, a crucial cause, a social wound – an issue that you hoped would one day be addressed, one day be solved. This series of cartoons shows great insight into the struggle that asylum seekers face in trying to gain safety and freedom.

To buy a print email Monica.

See more of Mahmoud Salameh’s art on his Instagram page