7 May 1997 to 25 June 2013

Art, Crafts, Dance and Music by Somalis

Created to support their struggle to keep their culture intact, Tawakal was an exhibition by a group of refugee Somali women living in the East End. The exhibition comprised a nomadic home installation containing examples of crafted utensils, and included photographs, textiles, performance art and video, with the artists serving wedding cuisine in the traditional manner. The exhibition attempted to counteract negative stereotypes by presenting positive images of their cultural heritage.