Art by Paula Cox

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We are delighted to announce that Paula Cox will very generously donate 10% of all sales from her ‘Art for Palestine’ series to Welfare Association’s women’s projects in Gaza.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing pieces from the ‘Art for Palestine’ series

palestinian-wedding-dance.jpgPaula Cox is a British artist based in Brighton. Since as far back as 1988, she has collaborated with Amnesty International, in defence of human rights. In 2004 she was awarded an Arts Council grant to be an artist in residence in Palestine. Whilst in post, her aim was to create a series of artworks to reflect and celebrate the lives and traditions of Palestinian women. Paula herself writes that “… [the] project has allowed me a sensitive insight into the rich but devastated Palestinian culture as I attempt to document the daily lives of women who are the innocent victims of a brutal conflict; whose most basic human rights are being eroded by life under Israeli occupation.” 

The result of this was her ‘Art for Palestine’ series. These works take the form of etchings, aquatints, linocuts and screen prints that explore the theme of Palestinian women’s plight in a subtle and sensitive way.  Many focus on the everyday domestic routines of the women, preparing food and looking after children.

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 Many are celebratory as in the joyous Palestinian Wedding dance, with its rich reds and oranges and showing the energy of a joyous celebratory dance. Or her Circle of Friends depicting a group of women catching up and chatting. These are tempered by more sombre pieces such as her Woman Weeping, which communicates a very powerful sense of loss, despair and dislocation which sadly forms part of many women’s everyday lives in Palestine. 

Click here if you are interested in purchasing pieces from the ‘Art for Palestine’ series. We are delighted to announce that Paula will very generously donate 10% of all sales from her ‘Art for Palestine’ series to Welfare Association’s women’s projects in Gaza. Find out more about our latest project, ‘Empowering Marginalised Women in Gaza’