Intimate Encounters — On Painting, Bodies and Queer Poetics

5 – 6pm


Abdullah Qureshi talks to Charles Danby, artist, critical art writer, independent curator and Assistant Professor in Fine Art at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

In conjunction with the exhibition Abdullah Qureshi: We Were Never Meant to Survive.

Abdullah Qureshi is a Pakistan-born artist, curator, and educator. Rooted in traditions of abstraction, he incorporates gestural, poetic, and hybrid methodologies to address autobiography, trauma, and sexuality, through painting, filmmaking, and immersive events. Drawing from childhood memories, everyday surroundings, and intimate encounters, recurring motifs in his two-dimensional work are interior objects, abstract landscapes, and faceless portraits.

Please e-mail Vane to book a free place.

Free, but please book via e-mail.

Orbis Community 65 High Street Gateshead NE8 2AP

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15 June 2024


  • Sat 5 – 6pm
  • One step access to front door: portable ramp available
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