A dark image of hot liquid glass

River Runs Through

River Runs Through is an innovative glass and textile installation that tells the story of a personal journey from North Sudan to the UK and back again. The work is an Unlimited Research and Development Award collaboration between Sudanese textile artist Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings and British glass installation artist Mike Barrett, who spoke about the work last week at our Be There at the Start event at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester.

River Runs Through references and reflects Omeima’s cultural identity, and her childhood affiliations with the River Nile, it explores layers of identity and the sensation of disconnect, together with the revelations artists experience as they explore such histories. The artworks are 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. Watch this short video by Bim Ajadi to find out more…