Banksy Artwork on Rijksmuseum, Eiffel Tower, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE AND …
The world famous street artist Banksy has recently worked on a special artwork for the campaign #WithSyria, which will be projected on different buildings in 35 countries worldwide, among which on Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sydney Opera House and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, this Thursday March 13th.
The image which will be projected is inspired by one of Banksy’s earlier works, entitled ‘The girl with the red balloon’, which is an image representing hope. As Banksy writes on the With Syria website: ‘the red balloon carries the girl above and away from the chaos below, beyond the burnt-out buildings and bullet-potted walls.’ Especially for this project the girl has been given a veil and slightly longer skirt and has a new title ‘There is always hope.’
During the projection vigils will be held at all the locations, including Syrian refugee camps, to show solidarity with the Syrian people.
The initiative is a joint effort of over 100 human aid and human right organisations, among which Oxfam, who call on their political leaders to hurry solving the issues in Syria, to ensure that the aid available gets to the people who need it.
With currently almost 10 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance, it’s pretty clear that something needs to be done. Great to see that Banksy, whose real identity is unknown for most of the world, uses his popularity as an artist to bring this important message across.
For more information on this campaign, click here: http://withsyria.com.