Last chance to see Halima Cassell’s exhibition

Published on: Tuesday, 01-April-2014

There’s still time to see Halima Cassell’s exclusive solo exhibition at the Kirkby Gallery, which closes on Saturday, 19 April.

Halima Cassell’s work is included in the AQA GCSE Art and Design course and schools and pupils are encouraged to call into the Kirkby Gallery to see this exclusive display.

This is the first time all aspects of her sculptural works and vessels have been on public display together; exploring her development and practice as an international artist.  The exhibition charts her use of design, process and experimentation as an artist over the past 20 years.

Central to this exhibition is a series of specially commissioned works in concrete, celebrating the New Town history of Kirkby and a new aspect of Halima's portfolio. The inspiration behind the carved concrete works have been inspired by Kirkby’s architecture and geometry, as seen through photographs from the 1960’s and 1970’s, maps and research undertaken.

Born in 1975 in Pakistan, brought up in Manchester and now living in Blackburn, Lancashire, Halima's varied, multi-cultural background is tangibly present in her work. Fusing her Asian roots with a fascination for African pattern work and a passion for architectural geometry, Halima's work is intense yet playful, structured yet creative, substantial yet dynamic and invariably compelling in its originality.

The Kirkby Gallery is located within the new Kirkby Centre on Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY.  The opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 1pm.