Amna Walayat: Fallen | Visual Arts | Sirius Arts Centre Cobh

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Amna Walayat. Paradise Lost, 2022 (detail). Credit: Jed Niezgoda

Amna Walayat: Fallen

25th Nov 2023 - 23rd Mar

Amna Walayat. Paradise Lost, 2022 (detail). Credit: Jed Niezgoda

Amna Walayat: Fallen

Amna Walayat is a Cork City–based, Pakistani-born artist whose practice expresses her hybrid cultural experiences. She reflects on issues of diaspora, gender, trauma, and sexuality, and on how values, norms, and beliefs are inflected by the female condition.

This exhibition features an eclectic mix of Walayat’s works. It is her first solo show in an Irish venue and her largest presentation to date. Walayat employs techniques of both traditional and neo-Indo-Persian miniature painting. This medium has storytelling attributes and a relationship to symbolism and mysticism. The artist also often uses the female figure, including her own representation, to adopt multiple alternative personas. Through this deployment of identities, Walayat addresses colonial, patriarchal, and religious structures that exert control over women’s bodies and minds.

LAUNCH EVENT

SIRIUS
Saturday, 25 November
2-3pm
Free; no booking required

Fallen is curated by Miguel Amado, Director, SIRIUS with Sarah Long, Critic in Residence, SIRIUS.