CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP ON ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC PATTERNS
British Muslim Heritage Centre, Manchester 3rd May 2014
The objective of the full day event was to provide students with an introduction and understanding of Islamic geometric patterns, and the creative nature of its incredibly sophisticated and fascinating art form. Eric Broug, Huseyin Sen, Mesut Balik and myself presented the event with a variety of workshops.
BRIDGING THE GAP – A SALAAM FESTIVAL
The New Art Gallery Walsall, 8th March 2014
A festival of building stronger community relationships in a spirit of peace and unity through diversity and celebrating International Women’s Day.
As part of the Walsall Connecting Schools Programme 2013-2014, I had the opportunity to teach a group of pupils aged between 7 and 12 how to draw the eight pointed star pattern from Islamic geometric patterns. The pattern was then traced onto tiles and painted by the pupils choosing their own colour to express their own individual creativity. After the firing process the tiles were tessellated to form "The Breath of the Compassionate" pattern which is the most commonly used pattern in Islamic Art and Architecture. This design is also used in other cultures and religions too.
The pupils had the opportunity to see their final creation come together at the Salaam Festival at the gallery on 8th March 2014 and was also displayed at the gallery during April 2014.
DISCOVER ISLAM WEEK
Warwick University’s Islamic Society, Warwick University 7th February 2014
A week of celebrations, debates, discussions and activities around cultural, musical, poetical and artistic diversity.
All Saints Church, Kings Heath, Birmingham 25th January 2014
A multi faith and well being event to engage the public from all walks of life and backgrounds to unite and try out new skills with the theme of “Try something new with someone new”. It was a fantastic event encouraging people to integrate and socialise with each other on an individual and community level.
- Preparation for my workshop of 3D geometric shapes known as the Platonic Solids.
- Net for the Icosahedron - The Platonic Solid of Water
- My Platonic Solids - Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Icosahedron, Cube and Dodecahedron
- My artwork on display
- A Mother telling me ‘I’ve never seen my son sit down, concentrate for such a long time and enjoy himself’
Darlaston 19th October 2013
An event to celebrate the cultural, musical and artistic diversity of local faiths and community groups with the public, engaging them with a fun packed afternoon.