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Salah Ibrahim painting in Desert to Doorus exhibition.

Kinvara exhibition brings Desert to Doorus

A special exhibition of work by two Sudanese artists will open in Kinvara on Tuesday.

Kinvara Area Visual Arts (KAVA) is hosting the exhibition of paintings by two prominety Sudanese artists Salah Ibrahim and Ahmed Hussein, both of whom are based in Darfur.

Salah Ibrahim’s work is inspired by the ethnically diverse tribes of Darfur; vivid imagery from grandmothers’ bedtime stories intermingle with rich symbolism of traditions and customs to create a beautiful fusion where myth and reality coexist.

Ahmed Hussein hails from the Dajo tribe who were prominent in the ancient kingdom of Kush, the black pharaonic dynasty of Sudan. Much of the symbolism and imagery of this civilisation imbues his work.

This exhibition promises to offer an insight into a fascinating, ancient and richly diverse culture that is little understood and remains in relative obscurity.

The exhibition, titled Desert to Doorus will open on Tuesday, December 29 at 8pm in Kinvara’s newly launched visual art space at The Courthouse on Sraid Locoal-Mendon.

The exhibition will be open from Wednesday, December 30 until Sunday, January 10. All are welcome. There will also be a special film night on Friday, January 1 at 8pm. More information is available from the KAVA page on Facebook.

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