Artwork and crafts at Letchworth Arts Centre

ARTWORK and crafts will be on display during two exhibitions in Letchworth GC.

Letchworth Arts Centre hosts Sanaa Mufti’s Boundaries exhibition until November 30, with decorative tiling inspired by Islamic patterns filling the foyer gallery.

A graduate from the University of Hertfordshire with an MA in Applied Arts Practice, Sanaa said: “The need to create and build with my hands, experimenting with form, texture and tactile surfaces, are a few – but major – factors that instinctively drive my work.

“The tiling ornaments I create refer to the infiltration of adornment (pattern) into our everyday lives in the domestic sphere. Touching bases of a distinct body art form known as henna in the West, the current body of work metaphorically puts emphasis on the fraction where the human body also becomes a place that inhabits art.

“The obsessive detail and intricate designs seen in the individual pieces have materialised out of a conscious decision to explore and study the plethora of patterning techniques within the confines of Islamic aniconic; a study that negates portrayal of figures and other animate species in art and architecture.”


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The centre in The Arcade will also welcome a wealth of crafts from Monday, for an annual craft fair.

The exhibition, running until December 22, showcases a variety of craftspeople from across the region.

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Open on Mondays to Fridays from 10am till 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, the exhibition is free to attend.

There is also a late night shopping evening on Thursday, November 24, from 6pm to 8pm.

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