An artist who loses his physical strength.
A city hit by a massive explosion.
A population struck by a pandemic.
From August 22 until August 28, 2021, these three situations intersected during the Healing through art exhibition of Jamal Khamis in the Oosterkerk of Amsterdam. It was a remarkable gathering of people and paintings, which could not have happened at a more appropriate time.
During the grand opening we listened to the gripping words of composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven, Oosterkerk chairman Henk Verhoef and Ernst Suur of War Child. Afterwards, numerous visitors came by to view or purchase the art of Jamal Khamis and to support the charity for Lebanon. Every donation has allowed War Child to be more effective within the country, including with its efforts to help the victims of the Beirut explosion.
On behalf of Jamal Khamis, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all visitors and donors for their attention and support. This page will remain accessible in the coming years, so everyone can listen to the words of our guest speakers and find images of the exhibition.
Organizer & Curator
Advice & Guidance
Raquel van Haver
Manu van Kersbergen
Henriette van Dongen
Sophie de Haan
War Child Holland