My 2019 project involved a collaboration with Oud musician Rihab Bazar, who composed and played the music, and Ruth Montgomery, who gave musical interpretation to what I was trying to express through my 'Wheel of Life' experiment with textile printing and moving images, inside and outside the wheel, which progress around a beautiful cylindrical structure.
On 10 June 2018, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London walked together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffragette movement, the PROCESSIONS appeared as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. I was thrilled to be one of the 100 artists commissioned to make a banner for this unique event, working with a brilliant team of collaborators in my home town of Brighton.
River Runs Through is a unique collaborative art project based on research with the Sudanese community in Brighton, as well as my own experiences. Using a blend of textile printing and innovative glass making techniques to tell the story of migrations from Sudan to Britain, it culminated in an installation of new work at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton in March 2018.
I was very proud to collaborate in this project, which worked across artforms including live painting, accessible music captioning, signed languages, textiles, photography, film and other visual arts to illustrate the auditory.
Eye2Eye is a collaborative visual art project by myself and artist Miranda Ellis. Fusing textiles and glass making techniques, it culminated in an installation of new work at ONCA gallery in Brighton in April 2017.
I loved working with musician/ composer Ruth Montgomery on this project - Ruth is a flautist among other things and created a musical score for to respond to through my own preferred medium of textiles.
This solo exhibition took place at the Arab British Centre in London, 2015. I felt very privileged to be asked to exhibit at such a cultural crossroads in the heart of the City of London - where great work takes place to improve understanding and relationships between British and Arab people.