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Weaving Light: Writers & poets on the woven art of Rezia Wahid

ISBN: 978-1739807115
240 x 240 mm
136 premium colour pages
hardback edition ltd. to 100 copies

£35.00 + p&p worldwide, to order a copy please drop us an email


edited by Khaled Nurul Hakin and featuring cris cheek, Geraldine Clarkson, Kelvin Corcoran, Dr Catherine Dormor, Sasha Dugdale, John Goodby, Khaled Hakim, Moustafa Hassan. Dr Alexandra Makin, Imogen Reid, Yasmine Seale and Rose Sinclair

Feb 19 - Mar 26: WEAVING LIGHT INSTALLATION AND WOVEN POETRY WORKSHOP, Eachwhat Industries Studio, Bristol

This book is overdue.

Rezia Wahid's technically dazzling work as a British-Bangladeshi contemporary weaver was recognized at an early stage of her career - the Alhambra Award for Art in 2004 and an MBE for Arts in 2005 was followed by solo shows. Now an award-winning group of poet-artists have come together to celebrate her transcendent woven art in this artist-book that will accompany three solo shows of her work in the UK in 2022.

The first of her solo shows will be in Bristol, Spring 2022. A prestigious solo show will follow in the summer at heritage site Whitchurch Silk Mill - the first artist of colour to exhibit there; and lastly a show to be arranged at William Morris Museum - a spiritual home of British craft.

We want this book to raise the profile of not merely an important artist-weaver but also the status of craft: that it is as modern and worthy of critical engagement as other art-forms. In Weaving Light, innovative poetics is in dialogue with contemporary craft, with texts and visual poetry woven between stunning photographs of her work in exhibition and choreographed shows.

see also Rezia Wahid dancing in the womb
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Finally on a hot summer day we were able to officially launch Weaving Light - a deluxe artist book on the woven art of Rezia Wahid MBE - at William Morris Gallery. The museum was showing a ground-breaking exhibition by textile designer Althea McNish, co-curated by Rose Sinclair, who aptly was our first speaker. Also there to read was Dr Catherine Dormor and Sasha Dugdale, and of course Rezia herself. Two thirds of the limited edition run had already been sold before the day of the book launch, and another proportion disappeared at the book signing. Another edition looks likely. Many thanks to Paul Hawkins at Hesterglock Press, our Weaving Light contributors, William Morris Gallery, and our wonderful volunteers who laid on the refreshments. With support of Arts Council of England and Waltham Forest 'Make It Happen'
Khaled Nurul Hakim