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Symmetry in Sculpture: New exhibition by British Pakistani artist Zarah Hussain opens in Birmingham

  • Date: 20 May 2014
  • Area: Midlands
3D Sculpture by Zarah Hussain

3D Sculpture by Zarah Hussain.

An exhibition of new work by British Pakistani artist, Zarah Hussain, is set to go on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, supported by investment from the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts scheme.

Hussain’s new exhibition, ‘Symmetry in Sculpture’, presents audiences with a series of intriguing three dimensional wall mounted sculptures inspired by the intricate patterns which emerge from the repetition of simple shapes found in Islamic art.

“I am delighted that my work will be presented in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and really pleased to show my collection in a city that embodies creativity and diversity,” said Zarah.

Hussain has spent many years perfecting the traditional techniques used to produce mathematical geometric art, adapting them to create work with a contemporary character.

In 2013, she was able to develop her work using innovative 3D plastic printing processes, supported by investment from Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme.

This new exhibition of 3D sculptures will be the largest public exhibition of Hussain’s work to date and is on display from Saturday 24 May until Saturday 2 November 2014.

Rebeccca Bridgman, Curator of Islamic & South Asian Art, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, said: “We are incredibly pleased to be showing these amazing new works by Zarah. There is some extraordinary contemporary art emerging from British artists inspired by the artistic traditions of the Islamic World, and we are pleased to be able to present this alongside Birmingham’s own collection.”

Find out more

To see more of Zarah Hussain’s work visit her website.

Arts Council England invests in and supports individual artists and visual arts organisations all over the country, click here to find out more.