Artist Narratives - Alia Syed in conversation with Gilane Tawadros

    A conversation on storytelling, time and memory within themes of culture, diaspora and location.


    14 July 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join artist and filmmaker Alia Syed in conversation with curator and DACS Chief Executive Gilane Tawadros, as they discuss her expansive practice over the past 35 years.

    Equally at home in the cinema or gallery setting, Syed’s experimental filmmaking deepens our understanding of cultural identity and diaspora.  Set against the backdrop of life in multi-cultural Britain, Syed weaves intimate and heartfelt narratives, her elegant storytelling always alluding to broader universal themes of time and memory.

    An artist with a singular vision, Syed will share details of her process - from writing to directing and sometimes even starring in her films – and reflections on her time spent across the UK. We will ask Alia how her work has enabled her to connect with her wider community and sense of self. 

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    Image credit: I Speak What I See, 1973. © Penny Slinger. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2022