Exhibition Photographs: Abolish Article 153

Images of Abolish Article 153 Exhibition 2019 held in Yarmouk Cultural Center, Kuwait. 28 April -2 May. A wonderful experience to exhibit with a diverse and talented groups of artists all considering the theme of women’s empowerment.

Abolish Article 153 Exhibition

Article 153 in Kuwait states that if a man murders his wife, daughter or sister after apprehending them in an adulterous act he is only subject to the penalty of man slaughter. This is 15 KD (£37) or 3 years jail time. I spotted an interesting call for artists on Instagram to create artwork for an Abolish Article 153 Exhibition. Empowering Women is the theme. I love a challenge and began playing with ideas around Article 153. I layered a drawing of flowers on top of 15KD (3 x 5KD notes). The flowers could be a bridal bouquet or represent …

Open House, Kuwait

I am delighted to show my work alongside German artist Anina Von Winterfeld and Jordanian sculptor Anees Maani.  I am exhibiting collages inspired by the Byan Botanical Gardens in Kuwait.  Kuwait is like a treasure hunt.  I find it challenging to locate places or see things clearly.  Byan Botanical Gardens were an inspirational find.  They are positioned within Byan Palace and open once a week, on a Thursday between 9am – 1pm.  It feels like a secret tropical garden.  Using ink pens I drew lush, green plants during several visits to the Gardens.  I layered and stitched fabric over the …

Kuwait Television

Great to see Kuwaiti Television Second Home Episode 119 covering the Kuwaiti British Art Exhibition. An inspirational project to be part of 🙂

Kuwaiti-British Floral Art Exhibition

The British Embassy have launched a year of celebrations to mark the 120th anniversary of the British-Kuwaiti Friendship Treaty in mid-January 2019 with a KUWAITI-BRITISH FLORAL ART EXHIBITION. This was opened at a private reception by Sheikha Altaf of Sadu House and the distinguished British gardener, Rosemary Alexander. A combination of British and Kuwaiti artists have been working together, basing their work on flowers found in the garden of the British Embassy.Members of the Kuwait Textile Arts Association (KTAA), including prize winning quilter Hanan Alkazemi, will participate. British floral artist Venetia Norris, the Kuwaiti painter May Alnoury will also be …

Sunny Days

Lovely to see one of my Blossom graphite with lino print drawings in Close Up Magazine July 2017 edition.

Royal College of Physicians’ Medicinal Garden

I have been invited to draw the Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) as part of their celebration for the 500th anniversary of the Royal College of Physicians and the 400th anniversary of the college’s publication of Britain’s first pharmacopoeia, the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis (PL).  In 2018 they are planning to produce an illustrated reissue of the first PL, a Florilegium.  This will be launched at the College with an art exhibition in 2018. On my visit I was totally amazed by the building of the Royal College of Physicians – a Grade I listed building designed by renowned architect Sir Denys Lasdun …

Botanical Beauty

The tradition of marrying art with science goes back to the 6th century when the first botanical illustrations were created.  The heyday of botanical art was from the 17th to the 19th century.  In recent years, there has been a renaissance in this genre.  Great to have one of my drawings selected for this open exhibition showcasing contemporary British botanical illustrations in a variety of styles. Exhibition Dates: 25 February – 1 April Venue: Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP