Islamic geometric design is not just about the past, but also about the present.
Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 18 January 2020, 12.30pm–1.30pm
Free, booking required
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.
The event is free, but booking is required. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.