Speaking Art

Speaking Art: An Exhibition of Calligraphy
23 September 2006 – 21 January 2007
Calligraphy is the seminal art of Islam. It continues to exist - flourishing or marginalized - in all Muslim cultures for over fifteen centuries.

The exhibition will acquaint visitors with the many historical scripts related to Muslim cultures as well as introduce them to the exciting new international genre that has emerged in contemporary art, in the last few decades. Speaking Art will represent work from a range of countries, including Pakistan, India, Turkey and the United Kingdom. A wide variety of traditional and modern media will be depicted such as works on paper, leather, ceramics, metal ware, glass and multi-media. The exhibition will be further contextualised by historical material from the Cartwright Hall Collections .