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Threads of Identity

 

  

  

This project challenges stereo types surrounding stitch and also explores on new forms of expression with a group of 15 boys at Burnage Academy in Manchester. It is one in a series of initiatives to acknowledge the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah. We worked with boys aged twelve and thirteen –  the same age as Ahmed, who died in a racially motivated crime when a pupil at Burnage. Parents, funders and pupils came together in a celebration event in Dec 2016. The finished cloth  will hang in the school and a short film by Mary Stark documenting the project will enable the work to be shared by a wide audience. The work was funded by the HEFCE National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) and was supported by the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust based in Manchester Central Library.


 

Published: 15th February 2017
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