In Photos: Burullus coloured during 5th Symposium for Drawing on Walls and Boats
Ahram Online, , Tuesday 9 Oct 2018


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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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