PRESS RELEASE: Visionary Awakening

Visionary Awakening Exhibition – 19 September 2013 to 18 February 2014

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If you would like to attend the exhibition, please drop by Monday to Friday 9am-5pm or Saturday 10am-6pm.

School visits and speaking to the artist can be arranged please contact us beforehand at or 02089044222

IHRC is delighted to host visionary photographer and artist Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al-Lail’s work at its gallery in Wembley, northwest London.

Jamal al-Lail’s work has been exhibited in England and Saudi Arabia. Her main areas of interest lie in the connection between space and self-identity; for example, being a Muslim in Britain and also, being raised partly in Saudi Arabia has deeply shaped the way she perceives cultures and the dynamism inherent in their movements. Jamal Al-Lail’s focus has been on developing an understanding of how an interaction between different ‘collective memories’ has created a unique set of problems about who one is and what one can become. She attempts to weave alterity into a form which can be understood by those who find themselves amidst the confluence of ever changing, constantly evolving global artistic forms.

Jamal al-Lail  is a First class graduate in Photography (BA) from the University of Westminster.  Her work is being exhibited at MAPS over the summer.

If you would like to attend the exhibition launch please contact  Space is limited so please book early.