December 2021 - July 2022
Mapping project, Our Garden - Sacred Spaces of Balsall Heath
Mughal Miniature inspired mobiles - Sonia Sabri Company
February - April 2022
Creative Protect Cultural Resistance - The Gap Arts Project
January 2022 - March 2022
Fabric Under My Skin
January 2021 - March 2022 Commissioned artwork
Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research and Crafts Council UK
January 2021 - June 2021
Paul Mellon Award for London, Asia, Arts Conference
December 2020 - February 2021
Mapping the Commonwealth. Birmingham City Council Commonwealth Feasibility study in collaboration with Craftspace UK
August 2020 - January 2021
Mapping Memory Collaboration, Transforming Narratives, British Council. UK, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Bosnia House UK and Birmingham Celebrating Sanctuary Collaboration
- Gallery 37 - Bookbinding and gestural mark making Workshop for artists
February 2018 - April 2018 -
We are Balsall Heath MELA Collaboration. Tents of Sanctuary installation
November 2017 - March 2018 -
Future Possibilities Lab Lapworth Museum University of Birmingham
- Future Possibilities Lab (FPL) is a curatorial space exploring the connections between artistic practice and scientific data to develop new, digital, data art. FPL crosses both physical and digital spaces and brings together artists and academics to work collaboratively to interrogate research and participate in enquiry and discussion to question, subvert and inform practice.
December (1st) 2017 -
Using Art in Research. School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. University of Birmingham
October - November 2017 -
Resident Artist at The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham
Creative Practitioner for Ikon Gallery UK. British Council
- Mentored three Karachi based Artists in Pakistan. Part of Creative Cultures in Education (CCE) project.
2013 - Art Facilitator at Canal and River Trust West Midlands
March - 2013 Craft Journeys. Birmingham Canal and River Trust
October 2011 - Jan 2013 - The Waterways Trust Workshop Facilitator
Workshop Facilitator - Songs of Sanctuary - as part of Refugee Week - Afghan pottery workshop
Workshop Facilitator - 'Rhythms of the Heart' -Bishops Castle Shropshire – with Robert Bunting. Collaboration with artist Rosie Readfleming to create work around similarities within Christian and Muslim faiths.
Workshop Facilitator for 'Reflections' Delivery of two workshops to a group of 35 Primary school RE teachers from around the West Midlands – 'Teaching Islam through Art'.
Designer and Workshop Facilitator - 'Mosaic Networking' (West Midlands) – Small Heath School. Design a new logo for 'Mosaic networking' (West Midlands) – whilst inspiring pupils to assist in the process.
July 2008 – August 2009 –
Artist in Residence Wightwick Manor House - collaborated with National Trust and Hybrid Consulting – created 'Maypole' site specific art installation.
Project title - How can we bring light to Castle Vale? Sampad. Worked with Year one children to create banners
Mirpuri Community Development Trust – Pakistani Bus Project with 6 schools in Birmingham
Salaam Festival New Walsall Art Gallery. Drop in family workshop - Create a Mini Keepsake
Surtaal Asian Arts– Workshop at Derby Mela. Create an Arabesque Mobile
Presentation of Elham Project at Arden Primary School Sparkhill Birmingham
Artist in Residence @ Arden Primary School. Elham Project. Print Processes Traditional & Contemporary. Children designed patterns that were taken through to Print, Silkscreen Printing and Computer art.
March - April 2006 – Artists Mentor for Women’s group – ‘Impact Plus’. Based in Wolverhampton with Artist Sue Challis
March 2006 Workshop - International Women’s Day – Wolverhampton Art Gallery Clay pattern carving
Cultural Arts Workshop – Hawksley Community Centre. Worked with the local Youth Club to create Perspex wall hangings for art exhibition
Jan 2006 Workshop Facilitator working with Chinese Elders - Moving Here Project, Glass, print work
Jan 2006 ‘Arts Week’ (Year 3) Starbank Primary School Painting, clay & print work
Workshop Leader for Anim8- worked with Visual artist Ellie Reynish at Perry Common Library - Xmas Gifts Project – for Mother & Toddler Groups
Sept 2005 – Dec ‘05
Flying Start Work Placement Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and ‘Roving Eye’ Collaborated with Photographer Rita Fletcher, designed, delivered, and led on ‘Hockney Joiners’ Project
Creating Script’ Glass painting Workshop at Wolverhampton Art Gallery
‘Illuminating Faith’ BMAG clay workshop (Year 3) Woodcock Hill Primary School Birmingham
Clay Jali Workshop for families Wolverhampton Art Gallery
April 2005 Clay Jali Workshop designed for families Bilston Craft Gallery
Jan 2002 – May 2003 Development Officer for Soho House Museum Birmingham. Outreach work with Asian women suffering Mental Health problems. Based at three different Day/Community Centres delivered weekly workshops/ creative therapy sessions. Working with Elderly female clients at Shakti Day Centre, Golden Hillock Day Centre, Fernley Gardens Day Centre and Soho Road Community Day Care
July 02 Oct 02
Salaam Wycombe – Artist in Residence at Wycombe Museum - built links with Asian community and Museum. Worked with the youth as well as a number of ladies groups to create work for final Exhibition
1997 – 1998
Teaching Technician at Newman College Art Dept.
Taught ceramics to degree level students, clay work and glazes. assisted students with screen printing. Worked in the Art Department teaching ceramics to degree level students, assisted students with screen printing and computer aided design work.
November 1997 - Feb 1998
‘Deeply Impressed’ hard bound catalogue at Birmingham Museum and Gallery (BMAG)
‘Prints and the Computer’ at BMAG. Led drop-in workshops for families
Artist in Residence at Ward End Primary School Arabic letter shapes, embroidery and collage design (Year 4)
1989 - 1990 Design Assistant for Kall Kwik Printing, Stockport. Prepared artwork on the Apple Mac as well as illustrations by hand
1987 - 1989
Paste Up Artist for Prontaprint, Burnley. Prepared artwork using reprographics darkroom, dealt with clients