Calligraffiti - by eL Seed

el_seed_graffiti

'Multiple Identities' mural by el Seed

Not an exhibition, but a special work created by international calligraffiti artist eL Seed, on the wall of the Institute by the fountain.  View more of eL Seed's work.

Previous exhibitions

Exhibitions at The Street Gallery, IAIS

The Street Gallery is part of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and exhibits material culture and art with relevance to its academic interests, namely the Arab World, Middle East and Islam.

All exhibitions are open to the public Monday to Fridays (not public holidays) 9am - 5pm.

Next exhibition

The Painters of the City: North Africa 1880-1920

An exhibition by Professor William Gallois

9 May - 2 August 2019

This exhibition explores a mystery which also constitutes a unique moment in the history of art. In the last years of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century, new forms of painting emerged on and around buildings in cities and towns across north Africa. They were identifiably related to existing cultural forms – especially tattoos, textiles and jewellery – but their sudden appearance in the form of murals and frescoes was unprecedented. 

In the case of all of the sites described in this exhibition, the works were impermanent, rarely lasting more than a decade or two. They were all produced anonymously, and none have excited any subsequent notice or interest. Who created these works, why were they made and what can they teach us?  In order to answer these questions, the exhibition also describes the conditions of life across the region. 

The evolution of the exhibition can be followed on Instagram @thepaintersofthecity

Find out more.

The Street Gallery is part of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and exhibits material culture and art with relevance to its academic interests, namely the Arab World, Middle East and Islam.

The Street is a non-commercial gallery, therefore admission is free, but administration costs are offset by a flat rate fee.  It is important to note that the gallery has not been purpose-built and therefore has limitations regarding security, daylight, humidity and lighting.  It is not situated in a position where the general public pass by. 

Proposals for exhibitions in The Street Gallery are welcomed and will be reviewed by the Institute’s Exhibitions Committee at regular meetings. The gallery is an exhibition venue and does not normally exhibit work for sale unless designated as an Art Exhibition, when a commission charge will be applied. 

If you would like to exhibit at the gallery please complete the proposal form and return it to the Insitute Administrator.

By post: The Street Gallery, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Stocker Road, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4ND.

Telephone: +44(0)1392 72 4039

E-mail: r.l.thomson@exeter.ac.uk

Documents