ONE OF the Arab world's leading political cartoonists and visual artists, Mohammad Saba'aneh, will be in Galway next week to host an exhibition of his work, and to speak about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The event, part of Mr Saba'aneh's Palestine in Black and White touring exhibition, will be held in The Black Gate Cultural Centre, on Wednesday April 3 at 7pm. On display will be Mr Sabaaneh's black and white political cartoons, which have been printed in newspapers across the Arab world, including a daily cartoon in the Palestinian newspaper al-Hayat al-Jadida.
Mr Saba'aneh [pictured above] is the Middle East representative for Cartoonist Rights Network International and the Palestinian ambassador for United Sketches, an international association for freedom of expression and cartoonists in exile. He has won numerous awards, including the 2017 Marseille International Cartoon Festival Prix d’Or. He lives in Ramallah, Palestine.
His black and white sketches are rich with Palestinian visual traditions and symbols, while his haunting figures depict a vivid perspective of the occupation. The exhibition will also include cartoons that portray the experience of Palestinian prisoners, drawn while Mr Saba'aneh himself was detained in an Israeli prison.
The event is organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Admission is free and all are welcome.