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In Photos: Burullus coloured during 5th Symposium for Drawing on Walls and Boats

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Oct 2018
Burullus colored
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Egypt’s coastal city of Burullus has been decorated by 42 volunteer artists from 18 countries during the fifth Burullus Symposium for Drawing on Walls and Boats, currently taking place from 1 to 14 October under the supervision of Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen.


Images have been captured of the joy and excitement of the people of the fishing town of Borg El-Borollos, in northern Egypt’s Kafr El-Sheikh governorate.


The initiative started in 2014 with the aim of decorating the town's houses with murals and adorning fishing boats with vibrant paintings.


The Abdel-Mohsen Foundation for Culture, Arts and Development invites Egyptian and international artists as well as the town's own residents to contribute to the project.


In a 2015 interview with Ahram Online, Abdel-Mohsen, founder of the organisation behind the event, talked of how the festival can over time change the infrastructure of the impoverished area and enrich its community.



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