Hillhead Library

RUYA - Sareh Abasi, Syeda Sadaf Anwar, Najat El Bouhali Digoug & Morwenna Kearsley

RUYA -  Sareh Abasi, Syeda Sadaf Anwar, Najat El Bouhali Digoug & Morwenna Kearsley
Free - Drop-in - no ticket required
This event is run by an external organisation but takes place in a Glasgow Life venue. Glasgow Life does not take any responsibility for this event including the communication of any cancellations or rearrangements, or the ticket sales for this event.
Dates and times
1st Jun - 28th Jul 2024
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16+ years
Ruya showcases a collection of photographs created during an extended series of workshops, facilitated by Morwenna Kearsley as part of Street Level Photoworks community residency through the national Culture Collective. The title is primarily a female name of Arabic origin that means vision, sight or dream.

Comprising primarily of portraiture, self-portraiture and still life, the images reflect on cultural heritage, representation and memories of home. They also document the process of discovering a photographic voice: through workshopping, experimentation, and play. 
Taking inspiration from photographers such as Shirin Nashat, Zanele Muholi and Vivian Maier; visiting museums and galleries and undertaking workshops in the studio and the darkroom, the group used their cameras to look at themselves and each other, as their lives progressed and changed.

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