Manchester Art Gallery

Islamic Geometric Design as a Visual Language

Eric Broug is an award winning international British artist, author of many books specialising in Islamic Geometric Patterns, including Islamic Geometric Designs published by Thames & Hudson.

In his presentation, Eic Broug will give the audience insights into how they can do more than just recognise a pattern. Using many photos from across the Islamic world, he tries to make this visual heritage more accessible. He will look at Islamic geometric design in contemporary art and architecture.

He explains ‘As an artist, I try to connect the past with the present and I want to show that Islamic geometric design is not just about the past, but also about the present. We have made one of Europe’s largest Islamic geometric compositions, in ceramic tiles, right here in the North of England! It’s on the exterior of a new educational centre.

Part of MACFEST Muslim Arts and Culture Festival, the event will be introduced by Alistair Hudson, Director of Manchester Art Gallery.

The presentation is suitable for all ages. Eric will be available to sign copies of his books.

Booking

The event is free, but booking is required. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

Halima Cassell: Artist talk

Halima Cassell is one of the UK’s most distinctive and dynamic ceramicists and sculptors. Inspired by geometry, architecture, natural forms and foreign travel, she creates deeply carved forms in unglazed ceramic, bronze, stone, wood and cast glass.

Cassell is gifted with an exceptional ability to visualise complex patterns and mentally project them on to 3-D objects. Her work is diverse in inspiration and form, but her personal style is instantly recognisable due to her bold, energetic designs, crisp carving and intuitive understanding of how to integrate pattern, form, material and scale. Her current show at the gallery, Halima Cassell: Eclectica–global inspirations is her largest to date and is an opportunity to see the full range of her work.

Join Halima as she talks about her work in the exhibition space.

Booking

The talk is free but booking is required. Book tickets at Eventbrite.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.