November 25, 2022

Creative Art Showcase, Poetry Reading by Refugee Artists in KL

A Kuala Lumpur-based non-profit social organization presents Bridging Borders – an innovative exhibition featuring works by refugee artists living in Malaysia.

Presented by Greater Action, the exhibition will feature over 120 original artworks by 13 talented and self-taught refugee artists living in Kuala Lumpur, originally from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Syria.

It will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) in Bukit Kiara on November 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Greater Action founder Julie Das said Bridging Borders is more than just an innovative art platform.

“It presents the artists’ dreams and concerns, highlighting the commonalities of everyday emotions such as love, fear, happiness and sadness that we all experience as humans – helping us overcome our walls. , our borders and our differences.

“Last year we organized the Colors of Hope art exhibition, which was a great launch pad for our young artists.

“This time we are more ambitious and go further with their art, hosting fun and meaningful sessions.

“We want the world to know about their talent and skills, and support them in every way possible to improve their livelihoods,” she said.

“At Greater Action, we strive to create a vibrant community of empowered, skilled refugee men and women who are self-reliant by providing access to our various programs and focusing on job training, education programs and livelihood opportunities,” added Julie. .

With mixed mediums, styles and imagery, the artists’ works share their journeys and lived stories as human beings, but from a unique perspective.

The exhibition helps to motivate artists by giving them a platform to present their creations and allowing them to freely express their emotions through their art.

The event will also include poetry readings, personal stories, live drawing sessions by the artists as well as tea and food prepared by Afghan refugees, part of Greater Action’s other initiative – Greater Action Culinary.

Greater Action’s Fair, Ethical and Social Upcycled Tailoring Project will also be featured.

A range of bespoke products handcrafted by a team of skilled Afghan refugee women will be available.

All products are made of 100% pre-loved donated materials and will provide visitors with a lasting and unique shopping experience.