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September recipients: black artists grant!

We’re excited to announce the September recipients for the Creative Debuts Black Artist’s Grant! Scroll down to find out! Ashrah Suudy is a 20-year-old student, freelance photographer and creative living in Cardiff. ‘East in Colour’ is a photo series dedicated to Somali Culture, focusing on the ‘dirac’. It’s a series that signifies Suudy’s identity and showcases a narrative she is proud of. “Receiving the email … Continue reading September recipients: black artists grant!

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Somalinimo: Black & Muslim at Cambridge University

‘Somalinimo’ in its loose translation means ‘the essence of being Somali’. In her debut documentary of the same title, Awa Farah, 26, explores what it means to be Somali at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with filmmaker Alice Aedy. Here, Farah shares her motivations behind the project, recalls the journey of embracing her identity and expresses her hopes for the future and what she … Continue reading Somalinimo: Black & Muslim at Cambridge University

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Black Artist Grant!✨

✨ANNOUNCEMENT! ✨ We’re excited to reveal that Halcyon is a selector for The Black Artists Grant for the next three months! We’ve teamed up with @creativedebuts for this amazing opportunity!  The Black Artists Grant is £2,000 each month which will be split between four different Black creatives in the UK, receiving £500 each.  If you would like to flag your work to us and put … Continue reading Black Artist Grant!✨

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HALCYON DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION 2019

Firstly, thank you to everyone who shared our call out for artists for this exhibition! We received loads of amazing submissions from Muslim female and non-binary artists from all over the world. Without further ado, here they are… (share your thoughts on Twitter & Instagram @halcyonmaguk ❤️) Remembrance – Farah Soobhan, London.  ” ‘Remembrance’ focuses on the importance of turning to worship and remembering God as a … Continue reading HALCYON DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION 2019

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CALLING ALL FEMALE MUSLIM ARTISTS!

HALCYON IS CURATING A DIGITAL EXHIBITION OF MUSLIM WOMEN’S ART. WE WANT TO SHOWCASE MUSLIM FEMALE ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE PLACE – WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO IT THAN ONLINE! THERE ARE SO MANY TALENTED FEMALE MUSLIM ARTISTS ALL OVER THE WORLD YET WE ARE STILL SO UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE ARTS SECTOR.  THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF OUR TALENTS AND … Continue reading CALLING ALL FEMALE MUSLIM ARTISTS!

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Lessons In Art

I recently stumbled across Hawwa’s Instagram page and I instantly fell in love with her photography, illustrations and the messages behind her art. I wanted to learn more about the woman behind the work and get some insight into her techniques. She describes herself as an ‘amateur’, hard to believe when you look at her work, but her self-deprecating humour makes her all the more endearing… Continue reading Lessons In Art

Nilupa Yasmin: Grow Me A Waterlily

Nilupa Yasmin’s work is primarily lens based, while taking a keen interest in the notion of culture, self-identity and anthropology. Combined with her love for handcraft and photographic explorations, the artist repeatedly draws upon her own South Asian culture and heritage. The practice of weaving, passed down through inheritance, has become an integral exploration in the development and expression of human value. Her research examines … Continue reading Nilupa Yasmin: Grow Me A Waterlily