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Wed 13 Nov 2019, 7pm
Past event

Farah Soobhan

Courtesy Farah Soobhan

The Women of Colour Index Reading Group welcomes artist Farah Soobhan to discuss her practice and writing.  In this workshop, participants look together at a recent text by Soobhan.

“My art work is a major form of activism for me, it’s a visual representation of my fight against the stagnation of the Muslim arts scene, against misogyny in the Muslim community and in the mainstream as well as against the aversion of discussing ‘taboo’ topics in our very own homes.”

The extended version of the text will be available during the session.


Farah Soobhan is a teacher and contemporary mixed-media artist who uses the recognisable and versatile style of pop art to explore her own identity as a Muslim woman living in the West. Her work highlights deeper messages relating to political and humanitarian crisis taking place globally. She has exhibited across London at MICA Gallery, Moniker Art Fair, Queen of Hoxton and The Crypt Gallery.

Women of Colour Index (WOCI) Reading Group is currently organised and facilitated by co-founder and director Samia Malik and co-assistant Alaa Kassim. WOCI is a collection of slides and papers collated by artist Rita Keegan indexing women of colour artists during the 1980s and 1990s. Sessions aim to improve the visibility of women of colour artists whilst using material in the archive to generate discussions about the practices of anti-racism, anti-colonisation and political justice. People of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, religions and races are welcome.


  • There will be a power point presentation and discussion.
  • The event is seated.
  • The session will last approximately one hour and thirty minutes.
  • Ear plugs, ear defenders, magnifiers and wheelchairs are all available.

For more information on access at the SLG please read here.