Opportunity for female sewers to create an artwork with artist Adeela Suleman

Fri 1 April 2022

This summer MAC will present the first UK solo exhibition by Karachi-based artist Adeela Suleman, The Allegory of War. Her work is known for the social and political commentary underlying her sculptures, which are created out of everyday objects. The exhibition will feature a selection of works including film projections, metal repoussé work, ceramic plates and installation. 

MAC has commissioned Suleman to create a community appliqué work. This collaborative work will be made in dialogue with Suleman, Ranbir Kaur, a Birmingham-based Rangoli and textile artist, and a group of women with a passion for sewing. Participants are invited to share skills and stories through the making process. 

We're looking for 10 female sewers based in Birmingham to take part in creating the new artwork, which will be displayed in MAC's Terrace Gallery. 

To take part, you will need to have a basic level of sewing skill; expertise in applique is not necessary. 

The six sessions will take place on the following dates: 

  • Tue 10 May, 6-8pm
  • Tue 17 May, 6-8pm
  • Tue 24 May, 6-8pm
  • Tue 31 May, 6-8pm
  • Tue 7 June, 6-8pm
  • Tue 14 June, 6-8pm

Each participant will receive £100 to cover travel expenses. 

Deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 25 April. Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday 29th April. 

If you are interested in taking part, please fill out the online application form below, or email Alternatively, you can fill out an application form at MAC's Welcome Desk.