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Choral Forest
© Shona Illingworth. All rights reserved, DACS 2021 & Henna Nadeem. Photo credit: Great Ormond Street Hospital

Choral Forest 2012

Shona Illingworth (b.1966) and Henna Nadeem (b.1966)

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Artist, photographer and lecturer, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, who did a foundation course at Harrogate College of Art & Design, 1984–5; graduated with honours in fine art, John Moores University, Liverpool, 1985–9; gaining her master’s from the Royal College of Art, 1991–3. Patterns, appropriated images, landscape, collage, architecture and design were important in Nadeem’s output. “I work mainly with collage, using a physical cutting and gluing process. Each collage is a combination of several images, selected directly from books, magazines and posters, united by collaging them together in carefully cut, intricate designs. The patterns and motifs have been gathered largely from Islamic cultures, but later work includes references from other cultural sources: Japanese and Moorish plus ones from less easily identifiable origins.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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