Carisbrooke Road installation,  Looking Out  (2018). Funded by the artist, St James Big Local and WF Ward Funding.

Carisbrooke Road installation, Looking Out (2018). Funded by the artist, St James Big Local and WF Ward Funding.

FARAH ISHAQ

Artist,  London, b.1980

 

  • Simplifying symbols and bringing in contemporary issues she combines materials from lino to acrylic, cotton, wood and light and utilises domestic objects where possible

  • Beginning an MA in Fine Art as a mature student, single parent and craft-based printmaker, Farah Ishaq is now, 18 months later, refining how she uses her ideas for site-specific installations and evolving project management skills as she is about to graduate

  • Four outdoor public artwork projects were completed in 2017/2018, two of which are in conjunction with London Overground, one at a Grade I listed National Trust property and two are on display permanently in East London

  • Winner of Community Rail Awards 2017 prize for Best Small Art Project in the UK

  • Runner-up of national student art award the Batsford Prize 2017

  • A ‘Cultural Star Award’ received by Waltham Forest Council, an ambassador for the Borough of Culture year long activities in 2019

  • Proposals for site-specific public installations welcomed