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Boats and Burdens: Kites and Shattered Dreams
MAYSALOUN FARAJ

SOLO EXHIBITION
25 Mar - 25 June 2009

For the women of Iraq who despite burden upon unprecedented burden stand tall, proud and resilient, like her precious date palms nurturing like the sweet waters of Dijla and Furat.  And for her children who will reclaim the skies with their imagination, the future with their dreams.

A culmination of three decades of sheer inspiration, creativity and intense artistic involvement, this collection of paintings and ceramics in tribute to Iraq's heroic women is essentially Faraj's response to the war on Iraq, her land and her people. 

Tomorrow... my Heart will Heal

Earthstone, velvet and acrylic   
30x19x10cm
2008

In-House Summer Collection  2008
25 June - 25 Sept 2008

A collection of exhibits drawn from ayagallery's expanding In-House Collection including new work by Iraq's talented emerging artists as well as work by prominent artists from past generations.

Burning Baghdad (Art Book)
Hussain Tai
Mixed media   
30x30cm (folded)
2006
HT010

Sophisticated Ways:
Destruction of an Ancient City

Hana Mal Allah and Rashad Selim
6 Jun- 6 Sept 2007
Inaugurated by Nadje al-Ali

Conference of the Birds   
Mixed media 2007   

Iraqi artists Hana Mal Allah and Rashad Selim bring together their creativity in a defining exhibition reflecting two contrasting experiences with inside/out perspectives.  Using different art practices, both artists engage with the destruction of their city Baghdad and the devastation of their homeland. The exhibition was inaugurated by Nadje al-Ali.  Leighton House Museum hosted Talks by both artists on Saturday 23 June 2007.


Words...Fragmented...Unbroken
Oct 2006-Feb 2007
Open Days:
18 & 19 Nov 2006

In follow up to the British Museum's Word into Art exhibition, this show features 'word' based art drawn from ayagallery's own In-House collection as well as newly made works by the artists Halla Ayla, Hamza Bounoua, Taha al-Hiti, Maysaloun Faraj, Karim Farhan, Said Farhan, Rashad Selim and the budding young talent Nadya Mousawi.  For details please see Exhibitions.
Rain Symphony (detail)
Nadya Mousawi
Appleque
100x200cm
2006
NM001 SOLD

Issam El-Said
Artist Scholar
Thinker
4 Jan - 31 July 2006
Special Open-Days
25 & 26 March 2006

A unique collection of works by one of Iraq's most original and multi-talented artists, the late Issam El Said (1938-88). The exhibition is the first ever presented since the artists death and includes artworks in various media, some of which have never been shown before.  The exhibition is part of the ground-breaking  Festival of Muslim Cultures (London 2006/7). 

Allah al-Kalima   
Mixed media and oil on canvas
50x50cm   
1986  
IS331

The exhibition Issam El Said: Artist, Scholar, Thinker was presented alongside selective exhibits of Iraqi art drawn from ayagallery's In-House collection.  Unless otherwise indicated all artworks are available for purchase.  The exhibits and further detailed information can be viewed on Issam El Said.

Al-Faris al-Jareeh
Amer al-Obaidi
Oil on canvas 
90x90cm
2002 
AO001
SOLD

Transitions
7 Sept-1 Oct 2004
Open Days 25 & 26 Sept 2004

This exhibition was dedicated to the late artist Nuha al-Radi
For details see Exhibitions.

Homage to the Palm Tree
Nuha al-Radi
19x19cm
Etching 2/2
1997
(SOLD)

Memories of a Golden City: Baghdad
21 Apr-21 May 2004
Sadik Alfraji

"... A lonely memory longing for a city...where everything was once made of gold" Sadik Alfraji 2004


Inaugurated by the Deputy Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham Councillor Mercy Umeh, this exhibition was dedicated to the leading Iraqi artist the late Shaker Hassan Al Said.

Expressons of Hope: Iraqi Art
3 Dec 2003-3 Feb 2004
Group show by Iraqi artists in expression of hope.
Farha
Saadi Dawood
Acrylic on canvas
40x80cm
2004
SOLD

Symbols of Harmony: Art from the Islamic World
29 Jan-3 Mar 2004

A selective group show by distinguished artists from the Islamic World 

County Gallery
Maidstone
Kent UK


Al-Iraq
1 Apr-13 Sept 2003
Hamid al-Attar


Intact: Iraqi Art; Iraqi Spirit
22 Nov 2002 - 20 Mar 2003

Monument of Freedom (drawing for)
Jewad Selim
Watercolour, ink and coloured pencil on paper
43x34cm
1958   
JS003 (Front Side) SOLD
For details please see Exhibitions

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