Art Exhibition - Syrian Artist and Refugee Diala Brisly Comes to Cambridge

The Cambridge Migration Society will be welcoming Syrian artist Diala Brisly for an exhibition of her paintings at the Institute of Criminology.

Brisly’s exhibition, titled What the War Did to Our Memories: Displacement, hope, and humanity in the Syrian war, explores themes of resilience, childhood, and feminism within the context of the ongoing war in Syria and reveals the artist’s personal and artistic journey from Syria to Turkey, Lebanon, and now France.

The exhibition will officially open to the public on Monday 29 April at 6 pm at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge. Brisly will speak about her paintings and artistic journey, followed by a reception.

Brisly’s paintings will remain on display at the Institute until 30 May. The opening night and exhibition is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is generously supported by the Institute of Criminology, the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, King’s in the Middle East Seminars, the King’s Review, Clare Hall, the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, and Murray Edwards College.

Register for free tickets now via the Eventbrite page.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Migration Society series.

For more information, please visit the society’s webpage or contact Melissa Gatter at