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PRESS RELEASE: ‘Islamic Art’ by Siddiqa Juma, Exhibition extended, reception details

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Due to unprecedented demand, IHRC has extended the run of Siddiqa Juma’s exhibition, Islamic Art until 23 November 2011.

Juma’s work uses vibrant colours in a contemporary style to reflect a universal spirituality.  Her works include Quranic calligraphy, names of Allah and depictions of the circumambulation of the Kaaba.

The exhibition is open daily until 23 November (see times below), but a special reception where guests and press can meet the artist herself will be held from 6.30pm to 9pm on Tuesday 22 November at the IHRC Gallery & Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA.

REVIEWS:
‘Siddiqa Juma's painting in the Multi-Faith Room at Great Ormond Street Hospital has a capacity to reflect the mystery of the spiritual and draws the viewer in to a relationship with the image. By using the name of Allah in one of the specific colours, the integrity and depth of the faith are reflected in a way that interacts rather than imposes’. - Reverend James Linthicum, Great Ormond Street Hospital

'Siddiqa Juma’s paintings are a bold and vibrant collection of artwork that speak from the heart.' – Humera Khan, author, activist and educator.

‘Siddiqa’s art fills me with joy and a deep connection to spirit’ – Hajji Samir Malik, artist.

Chair of IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh said:

“Siddiqa Juma’s work is both unique and inspirational.  At a time of pessimism and crisis, work like Juma’s revives the spirit and gives heart to those seeking the divine in a world lacking spiritual harmony.  We hope that this exhibition will bring Juma’s work to wider attention.”

Photos of some of the exhibition can be found here.

Islamic Art by Siddiqa Juma
@ IHRC Bookshop & Gallery
202 Preston Road
Wembley
HA9 8PA

Open Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 6pm.  Reception Tuesday 22 November 6.30pm – 9pm.  The last full  day of the exhibition is 23 November.

The Reception is sponsored by Range Hospitality.

Nearest tube: Preston Road (Metropolitan Line)

For more information, please contact the Press Office on +44 20 8904 4222 or +447958607475.  To reserve your place please email events@ihrc.org [ENDS]

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Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

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