Growing Up In Gaza

Palestinian artist Malak Mattar was six years old when the blockade of Gaza started. Fifteen years later, the siege continues, and Malak has survived four major Israeli attacks. Then, in 2014, as fighter jets pummelled Gaza for 52 days, Malak (aged 14), fearing for her life, picked up a watercolour set she had been given at school but never used.

Hear about Malak’s story of growing up in Gaza, the response on social media to her first paintings and how she hopes to use her art to critique patriarchy and show a side of Gaza not covered on news bulletins.