Asian Women in Action, Audley Asian Women's Group

Asian Women in Action, Audley Asian Women's Group

Asian Women in Action
Audley Asian Women's Group
Co-ordinated by Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Blackburn, Lancashire
1994

Group Statement:

'The opportunity to participate in the Mughal Tent project was very important to us in Blackburn. The Town has a large Asian population - some 15% of the total. Some of them have lived here for many years, having come originally during the long lost days of prosperity in the textile industry. Many people came from the state of Gujarat in India, or from neighbouring areas in Pakistan.' Group Leader

Participants:

Mariam Chothia, Fatima Hussein, Hamida Hussein, Dilshad Ishmail, Sophia Ishmail, Zulaikha Maimoniot, Habiba Qadiri, Hawa Rawat, Zainaeb Runat, Aisha, Rukshana

Group Leaders and Artists:

Ian Clarke, Sarah Joy

Themes and Symbols:

Birds, Mosque, Local landmarks

Textile Techniques:

Painting, Mixed-media

Inspirations:

Miniature paintings, Islamic art