Boats and Burdens: Kites and Shattered Dreams
25 Mar - 25 June 2009
For the women of Iraq who despite burden upon unprecedented burden stand tall, proud and resilient, like her precious date palms nurturing like the sweet waters of Dijla and Furat. And for her children who will reclaim the skies with their imagination, the future with their dreams.
A culmination of three decades of sheer inspiration, creativity and intense artistic involvement, this collection of paintings and ceramics in tribute to Iraq's heroic women is essentially Faraj's response to the war on Iraq, her land and her people.
Tomorrow... my Heart will Heal
Earthstone, velvet and acrylic
In-House Summer Collection 2008
25 June - 25 Sept 2008
A collection of exhibits drawn from ayagallery's expanding In-House Collection including new work by Iraq's talented emerging artists as well as work by prominent artists from past generations.
Burning Baghdad (Art Book)
Destruction of an Ancient City
Hana Mal Allah and Rashad Selim
6 Jun- 6 Sept 2007
Inaugurated by Nadje al-Ali
Conference of the Birds
Mixed media 2007
Iraqi artists Hana Mal Allah and Rashad Selim bring together their creativity in a defining exhibition reflecting two contrasting experiences with inside/out perspectives. Using different art practices, both artists engage with the destruction of their city Baghdad and the devastation of their homeland. The exhibition was inaugurated by Nadje al-Ali. Leighton House Museum hosted Talks by both artists on Saturday 23 June 2007.
Oct 2006-Feb 2007
Open Days: 18 & 19 Nov 2006
In follow up to the British Museum's Word into Art
exhibition, this show features 'word' based art drawn from ayagallery's own In-House collection as well as newly made works by the artists Halla Ayla, Hamza Bounoua, Taha
al-Hiti, Maysaloun Faraj, Karim Farhan, Said Farhan, Rashad Selim and
the budding young talent Nadya Mousawi. For details please see Exhibitions.
Rain Symphony (detail)
Artist Scholar Thinker
4 Jan - 31 July 2006
25 & 26 March 2006
A unique collection of works by one of Iraq's most original and
multi-talented artists, the late Issam El Said (1938-88). The
exhibition is the first ever presented since the artists death and
includes artworks in various media, some of which have never been shown
before. The exhibition is
part of the ground-breaking Festival of Muslim Cultures (London 2006/7).
Mixed media and oil on canvas
The exhibition Issam El Said: Artist, Scholar, Thinker was presented alongside selective exhibits
of Iraqi art drawn from ayagallery's In-House collection. Unless
otherwise indicated all artworks are available for purchase. The
exhibits and further detailed information can be viewed on Issam El Said.
Oil on canvas
7 Sept-1 Oct 2004
Open Days 25 & 26 Sept 2004
This exhibition was dedicated to the late artist Nuha al-Radi
For details see Exhibitions.
Homage to the Palm Tree
Memories of a Golden City: Baghdad
21 Apr-21 May 2004
"... A lonely memory longing for a city...where everything was once made of gold" Sadik Alfraji 2004
Inaugurated by the Deputy Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham Councillor Mercy Umeh, this exhibition was dedicated to the leading Iraqi artist the late Shaker Hassan Al Said.
Expressons of Hope: Iraqi Art
3 Dec 2003-3 Feb 2004
Group show by Iraqi artists in expression of hope.
Acrylic on canvas
Symbols of Harmony: Art from the Islamic World
29 Jan-3 Mar 2004
A selective group show by distinguished artists from the Islamic World
1 Apr-13 Sept 2003
Intact: Iraqi Art; Iraqi Spirit
22 Nov 2002 - 20 Mar 2003
Monument of Freedom (drawing for)
Watercolour, ink and coloured pencil on paper
JS003 (Front Side)
For details please see Exhibitions