Syria: Third Space

KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14Website

Syria: Third Space is an exhibition of new work by Syrian artists. On display are exhibits including films, photography, paintings and textiles that explore the current situation in Syria and how artists are representing and responding to the conflict, and the displacement of people.

The focus of this exhibition is on the human story of the conflict. The pieces tell individual stories of refugees having to leave their homes and move to neighbouring countries and of young people dealing with trauma and loss. They also raise awareness of issues relating to Syrian heritage and identity and demonstrate the part that art can play in recovery and resilience.

This resource pack for ages 10-14 provides activities which encourage pupils to look really closely at some of the exhibits, and provide creative and thought-provoking responses to them, and by doing so gain a greater understanding of the lives and experiences of Syrian refugee children.

The discussions and activities can be used as starting points in individual lessons, or as elements of a larger cross-curricular project carried out with a partner school overseas.


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