A sculpture made out of hot glass resting on a cloth which is also on a metal slab.
River Runs Through by Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings

Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings – River Runs Through

River Runs Through was  an innovative glass and textile installation that told the story of a personal journey from North Sudan to the UK and back again. The work was a collaboration between Sudanese textile artist Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings and British glass installation artist Mike Barrett. The artworks were constructed from fused, laminated and hot rolled glass forms capturing inside them organic and glass fibre textiles richly printed with oxides, dyes and clay to share vivid memories of life in Khartoum by the River Nile.

River Runs Through referenced and reflected Omeima’s cultural identity, and her childhood affiliations with the River Nile. It explored layers of identity and the sensation of disconnect, together with the revelations artists experience as they explore such histories.

Read a Q&A with Omeima and A-N.


13-15 March 2018
Fabrica, Brighton

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Caitlin Heffernan