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Take Part In Our ‘In Search Of Rumi’ Exhibition

Alchemy Arts are looking for visual artists and creatives to take part in a virtual exhibition to support the release of our upcoming documentary, ‘In Search of Rumi’, which focuses on the life and work of 13th century poet Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

The exhibition incorporates photography, painting and video, and aims to explore Rumi’s life and bring his story to a brand-new audience.

Artists will have the chance to work around a timeline of key events, turning these episodes into a visually enchanting body of work.

Alternatively, artists can choose to focus on Rumi’s literary work, creating a series of ‘visual poems’ – taking inspiration from the imagery and rich metaphors of a poem of their choice, artists will be asked to create images that feel like Rumi’s poetry.

The exhibition will be first hosted online, with the potential for a physical exhibition later on this year. Artists are expected to engage with Rumi’s story and will be guided in their research, but are also encouraged to experiment with any method they deem suitable to create their artworks.

Rumi is often described as the best-selling poet in the Western world.

You can register your interest by emailing roberta@alchemyarts.uk with your full name, artistic field, and any other questions you may have. The initial application deadline is Saturday 17 April. 

Our project has its foundations firmly set in reclaiming the narrative and sharing and celebrating Rumi’s great life and work.

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a Persian poet and Sufi master born over 800 years ago in 1207. His poems have sold millions of copies in recent years and he is often described as  the best-selling poet in the Western world. 

However, most of his work has been reinterpreted and almost all its Islamic connotations have been removed to easily appeal to western audiences. The true essence of Rumi, instead, remains generally unknown. 

You can find out more about the project by visiting the following link: https://www.alchemyarts.co.uk/rumi/

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