Luke Cornish: Road to Damascus - Art Collector

Bakdash, 2017, Sublimation print and aerosol on brushed aluminium. Edition of 3, 140 x 100cm Courtesy: the artist and Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney.

In June 2016, internationally renowned Australian stencil artist, Luke Cornish (ELK.) traveled through Syria with Sydney's Anglican Church Reverend Dave Smith, on his hope-raising mission “Boxers for Peace”.

What Cornish found in the cities ravaged by civil war, was people proud of their ancient civilization, and profoundly giving in their generosity of spirit. The artist’s unfettered access allowed him to see, first-hand, how people continue to live in hope when surrounded by horrendous atrocities. This was not Syria of the newsfeeds, this was the real Syria—the ice cream vendor, children playing in the street, people going about their daily lives at markets sidestepping the detritus of war.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 2 February 2017
Exhibition closes: 10 February 2017
Location: Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Level 1, 66 King Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Contact: +61 407 409 218
Email: sophie@nandahobbs.com
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