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!
A candid conversation on race, religion and culture… Continue reading BEAUTY IN BLACKNESS
A WORKSHOP ON MINDFULNESS, REFLECTION AND HEALING TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR SOUL Join Zakia, founder of Soul and Spirit Clothing, as she leads a wellbeing workshop in a safe space. Bring yourself and join us for discussions on self love and reflection, meditation, and a healing writing session. Book your tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/steps-to-self-love-with-zakia-tickets-58378772480?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing Inkwell Arts is a creative space for positive mental health. You can … Continue reading EVENT: STEPS TO SELF LOVE
By Sainabou Hydara Anyone who spends more than two minutes engaging with Muslim Twitter is more than well aware that the main topic of conversation at any given times is relationships. Most often than not the general conversation is revolving marriage, how to find a husband and or/ how to operate within said marriage…of course throw in a couple of hypothetical scenarios about being slapped … Continue reading Why can’t I just have sex?
‘Binding Identities’, is an ongoing series by Safiyyah Saeed that focuses on the binding nature of the familiar and unique aspects of our identities. At the centre is the hijab, which presents a familiar link between Muslim women from all around the world… Continue reading Binding Identities
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
Our first event! Continue reading BADASS WOMEN
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
Thanya Mavish is a Birmingham based multidisciplinary artist. Born and bred in Birmingham, she completed her Foundation Diploma at Coventry university before returning home to do a BA in Fine Art. Her work has been exhibited locally at the International Project Space, Medicine Gallery and she is currently co-curating Digifest, 2018. Continue reading Thanya Mavish: Surah Nur Ayah 30 -31
In 2017, I was lucky enough to visit Somalia for the first time in my life, and I never thought it would be such an eye-opening experience as to what I wanted in the future. Continue reading How Visiting Somalia Changed My Life