Omeima Rowlings presents River Runs Through, Brighton



textured fabric with rich veins of colour

River Runs Through is an innovative glass and textile installation that tells the story of a personal journey from North Sudan to the UK and back again.

The work is a collaboration between Sudanese textile artist Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings and British glass installation artist Mike Barrett.

The artworks are constructed from fused, laminated and hot rolled glass forms capturing inside them organic and glass fibre textiles richly printed with oxides, dyes and clay to share vivid memories of life in Khartoum by the River Nile.

The installation will be exhibited as part of Fabrica’s Making Space programme13 – 15 March 2018.

Opening hours and events:
Wednesday 14 March, 2.30 – 5.30pm and Thursday 15 March1-5pm – Meet artists Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings and Mike Barrett in the exhibition. Free and open to all.
Thursday 15 March, 6.308.30 – In Conversation. The talk will begin at 7pm and last approximately 1 hour.

Artists Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings and Mike Barrett discuss River Runs Through with curator Georgia Ward, Head of Festival Site Design at Southbank Centre, London and Liz Whitehead, Director of Fabrica. There will be an opportunity to view the work from 6.30pm and after the talk.

The event is free and open to all but booking is recommended. To book a seat RSVP or by 12 March 2018

For more information about the artists’ work go to


Fabrica Gallery, 40 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG