An Egyptian art gallery under the name of "Art of the Urban Pharaohs" opened on Monday at the Federation Square in Melbourne with the aim of boosting the Egyptian-Australian relations.
The gallery is organized by the Independent Egyptian Abroad Alliance Victoria under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism with the support of Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
Egypt's Ambassador in Canberra Hassan Al-Leithy along with top Australian politicians and ambassadors accredited in Melbourne attended the exhibition.
The exhibition brings together a range of street art and includes portraits of martyrs, complex adaptations of ancient Egyptian art photographed by Ossama Boshra, and art by renowned Egyptian artist Lotfi Abou Sariya.
Using a socio-political approach, the exhibition looks at how street art can be a barometer of popular conflicts and sentiments across the political spectrum.