Refugee Week talk – Tuqa Al-Sarraj and Hina Khan

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Tuqa Al-Sarraj will talk about her childhood in Gaza, her experiences in the West Bank, and how her practice as an artist now Ireland is unfolding.

Tuqa Al-Sarraj was born in 1993, Palestine: she is a young artist and activist who now works and lives in Co. Kildare. Her work mainly focuses on political, cultural and social issues through her personal experiences and memories. Her work was presented at IAAP (2017); Centre social, Georges Brassens (2016); Goethe Institut (2016); copy room studio (2016); KHiO (2015).

Coming from Pakistan and living in Ireland, Hina Kahn will talk about her work and what informs it, which include social issues, such as trauma, child abuse or prostitution and her methods in drawing and painting. Her current work concerns boundaries, both visible and invisible.

Hina Khan is the inaugural awardee of the CREATE-Ireland and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Residency for Artist from a Minority Ethnic Background. With a Masters in Fine Arts (Miniature Painting) from FJWU University, in Pakistan, and has exhibited in Vogue Art Gallery, Lahore. Hina has exhibited in Castlebar’s Linen Hall and Ballinrobe May Day celebration. Hina lives with her family in Ballyhaunis.

Event is free but places are limited

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Date 19/06/2018
Time 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue Fire Station Artists’ Studios
9 -12 Buckingham Street Lower

Fire Station Artists' Studios
Category Arts and Culture