EVENT15.07.2022 / 6.00pm8.00pm

Adeela Suleman Allegory of War

Exhibition launch

Midlands Arts Centre presents Allegory of War (16 July – 9 October 2022), Suleman’s most comprehensive solo exhibition at a public gallery in the UK.

Internationally acclaimed artist Adeela Suleman is known for her works exploring social and political issues, particularly the links between historic and contemporary violence experienced in her home city Karachi, Pakistan.

Suleman employs recurring motifs such as organic subjects including birds and flowers to form detailed, repetitive patterns, referencing the decorative traditions of the Mughal style. The exhibition features a selection of works including film projections, metal repoussé work, ceramic plates, intricate applique and installation. A further commission has been created by Suleman with a group of Birmingham artists and makers, specialising in stitch and appliqué artwork.

Join us for the Launch Party, with live music and refreshments.

This event is presented by Midlands Arts Centre and Birmingham 2022 Festival and forms part of The Migrant Festival 2022 and Ikon’s Arrivals programme for Summer 2022, concerned with the international movement of people and ideas and organised to coincide with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Event Date

This event has passed

Event Details

Free. No need to book, just drop in

Access information


MAC Birmingham

Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham B12 9QH

Image Credits

Adeela Suleman, Untitled (detail), (2021-22) . Appliqué with hand embroidery on Jamawar and Banarsi silk. Courtesy the artist  



Hear the latest Ikon news including new exhibitions and off-site projects, events, shop offers and announcements.

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS

GALLERY: +44 (0)121 248 0708
SHOP: +44 (0)121 248 0711

Copyright © 2022 IKON. All rights reserved. Registered charity no. 528892