Srijoni

Srijoni – meaning – (the) Creative

An Exhibition Exploring Islamic Art, Women and Creativity

18 May – 7 July 2021

Sangini in partnership with Sunderland Culture and The Cultural Spring

Contemporary Drawing and Arabic Calligraphy by
Padma Rao
Roohia Syed-Ahmed

Also featuring work by
Kainat Javed
and Parveen Abdur

An exhibition of contemporary drawing and Arabic calligraphy by Padma Rao + Roohia Syed-Ahmed. Also featuring work by Kainat Javed and Parveen Abdur. Presented by Sangini in partnership with Sunderland Culture and The Cultural Spring.

In these challenging times, a group of women from the Bangladeshi community have come together to support and help each other through online arts and crafts sessions.

Working with a visual artist from Sunderland (Padma Rao), and an Islamic artist (Roohia Syed-Ahmed) the women have explored the idea of culture, cultural entitlement and identity through the art of Arabic Calligraphy, contemporary drawing and text during online workshops. 

This exhibition is the culmination of the project, featuring work produced during the community workshops alongside the work of professional artists

Take a virtual tour around the Srijoni exhibition. 


Srijoni Exhibition Artists Talk + Q&A
Tuesday 29th July, 6 – 7:30pm, free
The artists featured in the exhibition will be discussing their work, perspective and themes explored in the exhibition during an evening of talks with an opportunity for a Q&A with the incredible women behind the exhibition.

Srijoini Evaluation

Public evaluation form for Srijoni exhibition by Sangini at Arts Centre Washington