Erdington workshops with Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora

People living in Erdington and the local area are invited to join Birmingham-born artist Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora for a series of free photo-walks and workshops in and around Erdington High Street and Rookery Park.

Exploring our personal stories and experiences of mental health in green spaces, the sessions include photography, walking and writing to create our own artworks.

Following the workshops, participants can also choose to have their portrait taken by the artist in green spaces that are important to them. The photographs will be exhibited at Ikon Gallery in June 2024, alongside participants’ artwork. 

No previous experience of photography needed. All materials provided. Walks will vary in length, up to 45 minutes, and will include regular stops. Please wear suitable warm clothing and footwear for urban walking.

This project is a collaboration between Ikon and Living Well Consortium, aiming to raise awareness of, and engagement with, topics centred on mental health and wellbeing. A support worker from Living Well Consortium will join each photo walk.


Monday 4 March, 10.30am–12pm
Monday 11 March, 10.30am–12pm
Monday 25 March, 10.30am–12pm 

Workshops take place at Erdington Library (main space), Orphanage Road, Birmingham B24 9HP 

For more information and to book a place, please email Amelia Hawk, Green Spaces producer, at

About the artist 

Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora (b.1985, Birmingham) is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on a socially engaged practice, working with local communities to empower and give voice to marginalised groups. She is interested in celebrating untold stories while exploring visual representations of gender, ethnicity and place. 

Dhaliwal-Boora’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Wembley Stadium, UN Headquarters New York, New Art Exchange Nottingham, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and Manchester’s People Museum. She has won numerous prizes, including the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain award in 2022 and 2023. 

Green Spaces Producer 

Amelia Hawk is an artist working across the intersection of art and counselling strategies. She is the 2024 Engagement Fellow at Spike Island. 

Images: Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora, Runners Path, Sutton Coldfield, 2022. From People, Place and Sport (2021–22). Image courtesy the artist, Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora. Image courtesy of the artist, Erdington Library. Image courtesy of Birmingham City Council.



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Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora
Green Spaces
Ikon and Living Well Consortium collaborate to raise awareness of, and engagement with, topics centred on mental health and wellbeing. Birmingham-born artist Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora will work with communities, taking photographic portraits against the backdrop of the city’s green spaces, and exploring the benefits of nature to our health.  

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