Exhibition / 24 Oct – 21 Dec 2019

The Place I Call Home - Cardiff

The Place I Call Home - Cardiff
© Sara Al Obaidly

Ffotogallery are delighted to invite you to the Welsh premiere of The Place I Call Home, at Ffotogallery's new home in Cathays, Cardiff. This cross-cultural exhibition, commissioned by the British Council and curated by David Drake, Director of Ffotogallery, presents the work of 15 artists, each using photography to explore the idea of home through the experiences of people living in the Gulf and the UK at a time of rapid change and social mobility.

After scoping visits to all six GCC countries, curator for the project and Director of Ffotogallery David Drake determined the vision and approach for the exhibition and commissioned several UK and Middle East based artists to produce work responding to its themes. The selected artists reflect a balance of age, gender and professional experience, as well as representation of all six GCC countries. In various ways, the work of the selected artists is about sharing stories of culture and heritage, challenging stereotypes, exploring identities, commonalities and differences.

The exhibition continues in Cardiff until the 21 December, and tours to two other UK venues, in addition to all six Gulf states, between September 2019 and March 2020.

The artists featured in the exhibition are: Mohammed Al Kouh, Ammar Al Attar, Moath Alofi, Sara Al Obaidly, Mashael Al Hejazi, Mai Al Moataz, Abi Green & Sebastian Betancur-Montoya, Ben Soedira, Gillian Robertson, Josh Adam Jones, Richard Allenby-Pratt, Hussain Almosawi & Mariam Alarab and Zahed Sultan.

Visit the project site theplaceicallhome.org to find out more about the artists and the project.