River Runs Through
River Runs Through was one of my favourite projects, because it gave me the opportunity to meet with members of the Sudanese community in Brighton, UK, to discuss reflections on what it meant to them to grow up in the vicinity of the River Nile, as I did as a child. This research gave the group a unique chance to discuss memories and come together through creative workshops where we explored Sudanese-Arabic culture through discussion and making activies - a very emotional experience for us all but also a lot of fun! Another part of my research involved returning to Khartoum to draw inspiration from the Nile and revisit the places I knew from my youth. With these elements forming the basis of a creative narrative for the project, I collaborated with artist Mike Barrett to begin a series of experiments in blending 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. A couple of short films documenting the project are shown here. Below are some images.