Rezia Wahid
dancing in the womb

210 x 252 mm
premium colour hardback
1st edition ltd. 100 copies

for details on how to purchase a copy contact Rezia here

photography: Paul Tucker
additional design: David Hyde

20 Aug: book launch at Whitchurch Silk Mill

July 16 - Sept 4
dancing in the womb solo exhibition at
Whitchurch Silk Mill
28 Winchester St, Whitchurch
RG28 7AL
“Rezia Wahid’s hybrid identity informs her work, making tangible familial influences from Bangladesh, intermingling traditions and inspirations from west and east, channelling Islam’s patterns and intensities.”
- Catherine Harper

Rezia Wahid is an award winning Bangladeshi-born contemporary British artist and weaver. Her signature works are gossamer-light hand-woven textiles evoking qualities of light, air, peace and tranquillity. Rezia’s inspirations are diverse, deriving from Islamic spirituality, her Bangladeshi and English backgrounds, literature, Japanese kasuri technique and Bangladeshi Jamdani technique, all of which combine to produce a multicultural and multidisciplinary dialogue blending into a unique and breathtakingly original voice. She has co-choreographed dance performances with music to represent the light, airy movements of her woven cloths. Since graduating with a first class honours degree from the University for the Creative Arts Rezia has been leading weaving workshops at museums, galleries and festivals. From 2000 she has been balancing teaching art, textiles and English as a second language with all her creative work as well as looking after a growing family. In 2003 Rezia was one of three artists
to be selected by a national initiative project: the shape of things funded by the Arts Council for which she gave talks about her work, research and interests. In 2005 she was awarded an MBE for her services to arts in London. Her work was celebrated with a solo show at the Crafts Study Centre in 2007 and later with a second one woman show at the Leicester City Gallery in 2009. Rezia’s work has been collected by Rhode Island Museum and Tate Edit.

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Also published by Hesterglock Press:

Weaving Light: Writers & poets on the woven art of Rezia Wahid
editor: Khaled Nurul Hakim

Eachwhat Studio, Broadwalk Centre, Bristol BS4 2QU