Mahtab Hussain
Mitti Ka Ghar

Mahtab Hussain, Mitti Ka Ghar, 2018,
Installation view, Photo: The New Art Gallery Walsall

This exhibition will extend from Mahtab Hussain’s Floor 3 exhibition Going back home to where I came from and will include a wealth of opportunities to engage with over the summer.


In September 2016, Mahtab Hussain travelled to Kashmir; to the place where his parents had once called home.  He was able to meet members of his family for the first time, including his great grandmother, and to witness the kind of life he may have lived, had history taken a different turn.


His exhibition presents a powerful and poetic reflection on ideas of home; of belonging and displacement.  Over the next few months, working with the artist and local communities, we will build and decorate a traditional Kashmiri mud house and the artist will also create tintype portraits of local people, gradually building a portrait of Walsall.


In Conversation

(Date change from the 18 July)

Tuesday 14 August, 6.30-8pm, £3

Mahtab Hussain will talk about his work with Tim Clark, Editor-in-Chief and Director of online contemporary photography magazine 1000 Words. Please book a place by calling the Gallery on 01922 654400.