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Counterpoints Arts

Monday 14 June 2021 - Wednesday 28 July 2021

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Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham




Arts and Culture


The short video work (06:55)  Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Gil Mualem-Doron highlights the death of refugee children while crossing the Mediterranean and the betrayal of UN's member countries to the promise given to refugees in the 1951 Refugee Convention.

The film depicts a burning crib on a shore at dusk.

The film's sound is composed of the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star lullaby tune which refers to the traveller at the dark night:

"Then the traveller in the dark,

Thank you for your tiny spark,

He could not see which way to go,

If you did not twinkle so."

However, the lullaby lyrics in the film's soundtrack is replaced by the 1951 Refugee Convention legal document.

Concept and editing: Gil Mualem-Doron

Photography - Joe Hartman

Singing - Juliet Russell, Vocal Explosion.

Violin - Geoff Falk.


Gil Mualem-Doron is an award-wining socially and politically engaged artist working in various media; primarily photography, digital art, installation and performance. His work investigates issues such as urban history, social justice, identity, transcultural aesthetics, migrations and displacement.  His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad including Tate Modern, the Turner Contemporary, Liverpool Museum, People’s History Museum, Turner Contemporary, Rich Mix London, ONCA (Brighton) Haifa Museum of Art (Israel), East66 – Centre for Urban Research (Amsterdam), and Detroit – Centre for Urban Ecology.  To view Gil Mualem-Doron work please see