• Conversations on Practice: The Language of Palestinian Embroidery

Join naqsh collective alongside Rachel Dedman for a critical discussion on their respective research around Palestinian embroidery and culture. With the former incorporating the craft into their practice, and the latter presenting it as a language presenting it as a social history the conversation will explore Palestinian embroidery as a form of visual discourse.

Registration advised; participation is free.

This event is part of the Jameel Prize 5 public programme.

Nisreen Abudail, an architect, and her sister Nermeen, a graphic designer are the founders of naqsh collective. Their sculptural work draws on the embroidery traditions of their native Jordan and neighbouring lands. The two sisters find inspiration from the contemporary simplicity and the traditional Arabic aesthetic, combined together with high-quality local craftsmanship.

Rachel Dedman is an independent curator and writer based between Beirut and London. Current and recent work includes projects for Ashkal Alwan (for Home Works 8) and Sursock Museum, Beirut; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, and the Whitworth Museum, Manchester; Kiln Theatre, London; and the Jerusalem Show IX, Palestine. For five years, Rachel was curator at the Palestinian Museum, Ramallah, where she developed three exhibitions on the politics of Palestinian embroidery, textiles and dress. Rachel is co-editor of polycephaly.net, and one-third of Radio Earth Hold, a collective commissioning radio broadcasts from artists. In 2019 she joins the V&A, London, as Jameel Curator of Contemporary Art from the Middle East.