The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

Spring Exhibition

Spring Exhibition

April 22, 2016 - May 20, 2016 

A group exhibition featuring selected works by emerging Palestinian artists: Johny Andonia, Benji Boyadgian, Bashir Qonqar, Ruba Salameh, and Turabi by Inas Halabi.

Johny Andonia graduated from Aarhus Fine Arts Academy in Denmark (2010) before moving back to Palestine. His paintings investigate the changing urban landscape of Bethlehem, specifially regarding the expansion of urbanism and its relation with nature and heritage.

Benji Boyadgian studied architecture at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Paris la Ville specializing in urban sociology in post-conflict areas before returning to Jerusalem. Benji works on research based projects exploring the themes of heritage, territory, architecture and landscape. 

Bashir Qonqar is a self-taught artist based in Beit Jala who's work is primarily expressed through painting and mixed media, focusing on human problem and behaviors.The paintings presented belong to a series, A Pile of Everthing, that is a response to the 2014 war on Gaza. 

Ruba Salameh completed her BFA and MFA in Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She works in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, and mixed media, and also teaches in Jerusalem. Her work deals with questions of identity, nostalgia, and the relationship between the individual and the collective. 

Turabi, by Inas Halabi, is a collection of hand made ceramics inspired by traditional Palestinian pottery with Central American influences. Each piece is handmade, locally sourced, and 100% lead free, created and designed in Inas' Jerusalem studio.