EVENT02.09.2023 / 11.00am3.00pm

Family Saturday

With Maryam Wahid

Families are invited to have their photograph taken by award-winning photographer Maryam Wahid at The Exchange, in Centenary Square.

Photographs will be sent to families digitally. This event is presented as part of The Migrant Festival 2023.

Visitors to The Exchange can also explore Vanley Burke’s exhibition A Gift to Birmingham, before walking a short distance to Maryam Wahid’s exhibition at Ikon, Dreams of Brum (31 August – 3 September). Wahid’s display is a series of photographic portraits taken at Handsworth Library during creative community workshops with printmaker Haseebah Ali.

Please consider making a donation for this free activity.

Ikon’s Education Programme is supported by Cass Art.

About the artist

Maryam Wahid (b. 1995) is a Birmingham-based artist who uses the medium of photography to explore identity, womanhood, memory, migration, home and belonging. Wahid has won multiple awards, including the Portrait of Britain by British Journal of Photography, and been a recipient of numerous commissions from Arts Council England and British Council. She was also a judge for several art competitions, including Hold Still at the National Portrait Gallery. Wahid’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Midlands Arts Centre, Ffotogallery (Wales) and Museum of Gdańsk, Poland.

Event Date

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Event Details

Free, suggested donation £5

This event is open to all families and aimed at all ages

Please note this event takes place at The Exchange, Centenary Square, B1 2DR

Information on The Exchange’s accessibility is available here

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


The Exchange

3 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2DR


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Birmingham, B1 2HS

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