Faith in Art
5 February 2016 to 9 April 2016
Craven Museum & Gallery have been working with the Muslim Museum Initiative to bring together some of the most exciting contemporary Islamic artist working in Britain.
Curated by Mobeen Butt, founder of the Muslim Museum Initiative, the exhibition will bring together ten artists, to celebrate the variety and vibrancy of Islamic art being produced in Britain. The exhibition will showcase calligraphy, geometry, arabesque, miniature painting, wood crafting, papercutting, embroidery, fabric printing and three dimensional works.
The Faith in Art Exhibition will be accompanied by a five week Intro to Arabic Calligraphy course by Ghulam Farid Rafiq, a papercutting workshops inspired by Turkish Iznik patterns by Maryam Golubeva, both open to the public, and Samir Malik will be giving local Skipton school children a master-class in Islamic art.
The art produced from these community workshops will be exhibited along the professional artists during the exhibition.
The Faith in Art Exhibition is a joint initiative between Craven Museum & Gallery and the Muslim Museum Initiative and has been funded by the Arts Council England Museum’s Resilience Fund, as part of the museum's Museum: Indispensable project.
Craven Museum & Gallery is open Monday - Saturday 10am-4pm, admission is free.