Sun 2 July 2017, 10am – 5.30pm
Free event, no booking required
Open access, all day
Great Russell St
London, WC1B 3DG
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For one day only Saudi Arabian artist Zahrah Al-Ghamdi will be producing a site-specific installation in the British Museum’s Great Court. This is the first time she will construct the large scale floor installation in view of an audience.
Zahrah Al-Ghamdi grew up in the southwestern region of Saudi Arabia surrounded by traditional domestic architecture. Her work looks at the importance of location and tradition, using everyday materials such as sand and ephemera she has collected from abandoned villages. Flashes of colour allude to a rich and vibrant world that existed in these domestic spaces.
Displayed in the British Museum we are gently reminded of the importance of the role of Artists and Museums in preserving the past.
The commission of Zahrah Al-Ghamdi has been generously supported by individual donors Faisal Tamer and Sara Alireza. Presented in partnership with The Mosaic Rooms.
Shubbak at the British Museum
Image: Courtesy of Zarah Al-Ghamdi