In Conversation
Soheila Sokhanvari with Stephen Snoddy

Soheila Sokhanvari, The Guests, 2015
Egg tempera on vellum, 24.5 x 31 cm. The New Art Gallery Walsall, Permanent Collection.

Join the artist and Stephen Snoddy, Director, The New Art Gallery Walsall for an informal talk about the Heart of Glass exhibition.

£3 – Booking essential.


Soheila Sokhanvari, Heart of Glass exhibition

Until 3 September 2017


Soheila Sokhanvari is an Iranian-born artist whose multidisciplinary work weaves layers of political histories with

strange, humorous and mysterious narratives. Sokhanvari is interested in the use of metaphor to speak about inexpressible events, particularly with reference to Iran.


Magic realism and the use of metaphor in autocratic countries have historially enabled writers and artists to allow the meaning to lie between the lines; hence escaping the limitations of being pinned down. It is both a gesture of protection and an arena for exploration.