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Mohammed Ali's Writing On The Wall at the Rep
Mohammed Ali graffiti artwork
Mohammed Ali expresses his spirituality through his artwork

Birmingham-based renowned graffiti artist Mohammed Ali brings aerosol art and spoken word together in his new exhibition 'Writing on the Wall'.

Join Mohammed and internationally recognised poets for a one-off evening of live graffiti-art and poetry at The REP on Thursday 21 January 2010.

Writing on the Wall is a radical expression of emotion and values.

The project will see the artist take over the due-to-be-demolished Rep workshop.

Sights and sounds

Mohammed's live aerosol art will be fused with poetry from internationally renowned Zena Edwards, Birmingham's 2006 Poet Laureate Dreadlock Alien and American performer Amir Sulaiman, as well as a live production by Hip Hop theatre producer Jonzi D.

During a two-week residency in the theatre, Mohammed will also be working with local visual artists to create unique images, before embarking on the one-night-only performance.

Mohammed Ali graffiti artwork
In 2009 Mohammed won an ITV South Bank Arts Award

Inspired by the theme of '3', the thought provoking production will fuse sights and sounds to inspire the audiences' imagination. Live poetry and painting will blend seamlessly in front of and all-around a standing audience.

Spirituality through art

Mohammed Ali (also known as Aerosol Arabic) is well known for merging graffiti style with Islamic art and connecting different communities.

His unique style of spiritual graffiti art has been exhibited across the globe from Melbourne to New York. His work aims to challenge a 'clash of civilisations' by painting messages of peace, unity, and other universal values. Read more about Mohammed down under

Recently he has painted murals in Birmingham addressing the recent Gaza crisis and is known for painting murals highlighting the plight of the Palestinian people.

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Writing on the Wall @ the Rep

DATE: Thursday 21 January 2010

TIME: 7.45pm

VENUE: The REP Workshop

(Please note: It's recommended that you wrap up warmly for this event.)

You can also see Mohammed's art in the workshop for free after the event during public viewing slots. Tickets for the viewing slots and the 'In Conversation' session are limited and MUST be booked via Box Office on 0121 236 4455

AFTERSHOW VIEWING DATES AND TIME SLOTS

Fri 22 Jan 4.30 - 6.30pm

Fri 22 Jan 6.45 - 7.45pm In Conversation With Mohammed Ali: and hear what he has to say about his work during

Sat 23 Jan 12.00 - 2.00pm

Tue 26 Jan 4.30 - 6.30pm

For more information visit The Rep website




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