Ikon tours Dreams of Brum, an exhibition of photographic portraits by Birmingham-based photographer Maryam Wahid to Handsworth Library. The portraits were taken during a series of creative community workshops with printmaker Haseebah Ali.
The exhibition is accompanied by a free activity pack which includes creative activities and questions for thinking and talking about art in relation to other subjects, including global cultures and environments. Created by artist-educator Haseebah Ali.
Maryam Wahid’s exhibition Dreams of Brum is organised in partnership with Handsworth Library and is supported by Birmingham City Council’s Cultural Development Service.
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 had an exhibition, Zaibunnisa, at Impressions Gallery, Bradford (8 April – 1 July 2023). 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.
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