Batik Art Exhibition-Fatimah Zahra Kennedy

My name is Fatimah-Zahra Kennedy and I am exhibiting my artwork for the Silver Arts Award. For this award, my art group had to choose a challenge to learn a new art form so we collectively chose to explore Batik.

About this event

Starts: Friday 12 February 2021 9:00 AM

Ends: Monday 15 February 2021 5:00 PM

At: Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=247033556865410&id=102544037981030

Organised by: GMHE

Batik is an ancient art form that is becoming very popular and well known amongst contemporary artists all around the world. For centuries, many countries across the globe practiced the art of decorating cloth using wax and dye.

My exhibition will highlight my journey in achieving my art challenge which was to create a Batik Scarf and Jacket.

Catalogue of Artwork:

Exhibit 1, 2 & 3:


Before I officially started the award, my peers and I tried various art forms to explore our strengths and weaknesses.  I created two embroidery hoops inspired by Vera Shimunia and a 3D abstract landscape using acrylic paints on canvas. 

Exhibit 4:  This is a silk painting that I created at a workshop which was led by an artist and practitioner. I used gutta and silk paints on silk.

Exhibit 5:  Practice Batik 1- My first attempt at batik, a hibiscus flower painted with silk paints on silk.

Exhibit 6:  Practice Batik 2 - I took inspiration from traditional Islamic geometric art, painted on silk with silk paints.

Exhibit 7:   Practice Batik 3 - This was my second geometric pattern to show progression. Again, painted on silk with silk paints.

Exhibit 8:  Practice Batik 4- Abstract waves on cotton, painted with fabric paints and glitter.

Exhibit 9:  Practice Batik 5- Abstract peacock feather on cotton, painted with metallic fabric paints and beads.

Exhibit 10:  Final Practice Batik 6- Rose on miniature silk hoop, painted with silk paints.

Exhibit 11:  This batik was created following an online tutorial. Painted on cotton, using fabric paints.

Exhibit 12:  Artist Inspiration- I chose Pearls of Islam to base my research on and created artwork similar to that of their album cover but using batik. Painted on cotton, fabric paints, and embroidery.

Exhibit 13:  Batik on Scarf, my art challenge. Mixed media, silk scarf, silk, and metallic fabric paints with diamantes.

Exhibit 14:  Batik on Jacket, my art challenge. Mixed media on chiffon, metallic paints, diamante, and beads. 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/4205336369496273/

Facebook Exhibition: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=247033556865410&id=102544037981030


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7 Comments

  • Sonya Butt

    On 13 February 2021, 01:42 Sonya Butt commented:

    Love your work Fatimah. The paintings are so beautiful! I can see how much you've improved from the first few pieces to the last few. The peacock jacket is my favourite. It's stunning 😍

  • Elle Farrell-Kingsley

    On 15 February 2021, 16:25 Elle Farrell-Kingsley Kickstart Team commented:

    Really lovely work Fatimah, great use of vibrant colours - very eye-catching! It's cool you're mixing old techniques with the now.

  • Lisa Anderson

    On 16 February 2021, 11:54 Lisa Anderson commented:

    I really like the feather you have created towards the end of your project, it looks so light and fluffy!
    You have clearly developed your skills during this project and your improvements shine through your work.

  • Salma Omar

    On 17 February 2021, 11:08 Salma Omar commented:

    I loved your art pieces and their eye catching details, especially the jacket's outstanding feather, its easy to tell you put a lot of effort into your work. Very beautiful and gives a lot of inspiration to many others.

  • Muslimah Rahman

    On 17 February 2021, 14:36 Muslimah Rahman commented:

    Amazing! The peacock feather design on the jacket is very pretty and i especially love the colours you used for it!

  • Taslimah Rahman

    On 17 February 2021, 15:02 Taslimah Rahman commented:

    Wow! Amazing art pieces. The colours you used were very vibrant and went well together.

  • Hibah Salim Chunara

    On 19 February 2021, 20:56 Hibah Salim Chunara commented:

    I really enjoyed your exhibition Fatimah, the pieces are all intricate and detailed, my favourite piece is the jacket, the colours you have used for the peacock feather really makes it stand out. I also like the scarf, the geometric mosaics are beautiful and the colours are bright and vibrant. both pieces display the careful use of batik. I also really like the artist inspired piece the colours and details used give a beautiful and vivid effect.

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