Join borough-based cultural space, The Mosaic Rooms at their 226 Cromwell Road gallery in February for some of the best in contemporary art from the Arab world…

Film Screening: My Love Awaits Me By The Sea

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 7.30pm. Tickets @ £6.50 online here, or £7.50 on the door.

Award winning director Mais Darwazah, takes us on a journey back to her homeland, Palestine, to seek out the lover she’s never met – Palestinian artist Hassan Hourani. This acclaimed documentary travelogue poetically mixes fairytale, romance and reality.

Watch the trailer below:

Free Exhibition – Suspended Accounts: Young Artist of the Year Award 

Runs until Saturday, 27th February 2016, Tuesday – Saturday from 11am-6pm, FREE

The Mosaic Rooms present a selection of work from the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year Award 2014, (YAYA14), for the first time in the UK.

The works by young Palestinian artists are diverse — spanning film, performance, installation and painting — unified through the shared theme of ‘Suspended Accounts.’

Scattered globally, or born and raised away from the land of their parents, many of these artists seek to connect with their Palestinian identity by imagining, reflecting on, or appropriating others’ experiences. Exploring the memories of others, examining archives, imagining and constructing undocumented artifacts, questioning recorded histories, and interrogating ideas of identity, the exhibition presents an insight into the practices of today’s emerging Palestinian artists.

Featured image by Bashar Khalaf.