EVENT07.12.2022 / 6.30pm7.30pm

Artist’s Talk: Farwa Moledina

Please note new time and date (rescheduled from 9 November, 6pm)

Birmingham-based artist Farwa Moledina discusses her new work, Women of Paradise (2022) with art and design historian Dr Sabrina Rahman. Together they consider how the multi-layered composition invites viewers to examine preconceived notions of Muslim women and Islamic tradition. 

Organised to coincide with Farwa Moledina’s Ikon exhibition Women of Paradise.

About the speakers 

Farwa Moledina’s work is often a study of female Muslim identity. She is interested in how the western historical art narrative portrays the Muslim woman, and whether this has impacted ways in which Muslim women are viewed in the contemporary world.  

Dr Sabrina Rahman is Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter. Her research examines issues of diaspora and interior design in Britain, Central Europe and South Asia from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Together with Kate Nichols (University of Birmingham) and Victoria Osborne (Birmingham Museums Trust), Rahman co-convenes the British Art Network research group Race, Empire and the Pre-Raphaelites, supported by Tate, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and Arts Council England

Event Date

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Event Details

Free, suggested donation £5

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here

A British Sign Language interpreter can be provided. Please contact us at least 10 working days in advance of the event to request a BSL interpreter.

For additional access enquiries please contact learning@ikon-gallery.org


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Image Credits
1. Farwa Moledina (2022). Image courtesy of the artist 2. Dr Sabrina Rahman. Photographer, Dominic Deane


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