For her exhibition Leave A Light In My Room, Birmingham-born artist Ayesha Jones has been commissioned by Birmingham Hospice and Ikon to take photographs of, and document conversations with, the Erdington Asian Group, north Birmingham. Supported by hospice staff, Jones’ photography workshops with the group provided a space for community members to discuss issues of ageing and dying well. This exhibition forms part of Birmingham City Council’s Compassionate City project, which aims to normalise conversations around death, dying and loss.
Friday 1 September, 2-3pm
Free, booking essential
Artists Ayesha Jones and Maryam Wahid are in conversation with Nicola Shipley, Director, GRAIN Projects, on how photography can be used as a tool for addressing difficult subjects. Read more here
About the artist
Ayesha Jones (b. 1990) is an artist based in the West Midlands. She works predominantly with photography and film and is interested in art as a catalyst for growth, healing and social impact. Jones’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has won awards, including Magnum Photos and The Photography Show’s 30 under 30 international award, Portrait of Britain (2022 and 2023) and Decade of Change. Jones’ solo exhibition Motherland was exhibited as part of Coventry City of Culture 2021. She uses her family lineage as a mixed heritage person, to highlight the interconnected nature of identity, humanity, nature and all things.
Hear Ayesha Jones talk about her involvement with The Migrant Festival 2023:
1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS
1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS
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