Mapping Sanctuaries


Saturday. 31st October 2020 | 12:00 - 16:00



We are very excited to invite you to a special preview reserved for friends & family of our upcoming reACT programme exhibition: Mapping Sanctuaries, by emerging artist Alaa Alsaraji. Mapping Sanctuaries is a collection of digital illustrations and sound pieces exploring the notions of safety and the spaces that exist between isolation and belonging within Muslim communities. In her first solo exhibition, Alsaraji aims to platform the voices of British Muslims from different backgrounds to illustrate what these spaces look like, feel like and what they provide physically and emotionally for these communities.


The afternoon will comprise of an advance preview of the exhibition as well as a chance to meet and speak with Alsaraji about her work.


Alaa is a London-based visual artist, designer and creative facilitator. Whilst maintaining her own creative practice through editorial work and exhibitions, she has also worked with various creative and educational organisations as a facilitator delivering creative workshops with children and adults. Throughout her various roles her work always seeks to emphasise the value of using creativity as a pedagogical process to address and explore larger issues such as identity, faith and race.


*Please note: For your safety, due to updated COVID-19 regulations, we are limiting this event to 25 people and prohibit groups of 6 or more from gathering in one place at a time. You will also be required to wear a mask during the event, we will provide hand sanitiser for your use upon entry and throughout the venue.





A P21 Gallery Project



In partnership with Amal (a Saïd Foundation programme)



Supported by HUB Collective, Arab British Centre and Arts Council England