© Olivier Kugler
06 Dec 2017 18:00 Rich Mix Mezzanine Gallery

Escaping Wars and Waves: Illustrator Olivier Kugler exhibition at Rich Mix, London

Escaping Wars and Waves is an exhibition featuring Olivier Kugler's drawings with texts documenting the circumstances of Syrian refugees he met on assignments commissioned by MSF.

Olivier travelled to Domiz refugee camp (Iraqi Kurdistan), Kos Island (Greece), the Calais refugee camp (France) as well as to England, Germany and Switzerland.

Some of the work has been published in Harper's (USA), The Guardian and Port (UK), Le Monde Diplomatique (Germany), Internazionale (Italy) and Annabelle (Switzerland).

Illustrations portraying Syrians the artist met in Domiz refugee camp, became the overall winner of the World Illustration Award 2015 and were exhibited at Somerset House in London.

The exhibition at Rich Mix will present rough sketches, original drawings and prints and is supported by the Arts Council England.

All of the artwork will be for sale. Half of the profits will be donated to MSF.

Exhibition opening night

On the evening of the 6 December (18.00-21.00) will be the opening of the exhibition.

There will be a brief Q&A (10 minutes) hosted by John L. Walters, the editor of Eye Magazine.

Participants are Olivier Kugler, Catherine Thomé (MSF) and Corinne Pearlman (Myriad Editions). 

Access to the Rich Mix's Mezzanine Gallery, where the exhibition will be held, is free.

An 80-page book with drawings from the Escaping Wars and Waves project has just been published in German under the title Dem Krieg Entronnen.

In June 2018, the book will be published in the UK under the title 'Escaping Wars and Waves' by Myriad Editions / New Internationalist.


Rich Mix Mezzanine Gallery

35-47 Bethnal Green Rd

London, E1 6LA

United Kingdom