RUYA – a photography exhibition reflecting on cultural heritage, representation and memories of home

1 May - 31 July. Opened daily. Mon-Thurs 10-8pm. Fri-Sat 10-5pm. Sun 12-5pm
Hillhead Library
348 Byres Rd, Glasgow, G12 8AP

There are no accessible toilets in this venue. Assistance dogs are welcome. There is a portable loop hearing assistance system.

Visual Art

Ruya showcases a collection of photographs made over the last year, created during an extended series of workshops, facilitated by Morwenna Kearsley. The exhibition title is primarily a female name of Arabic origin that means vision, sight or dream. The exhibition comprises of self-portraiture and still life, produced in a process of discovering a photographic voice: through workshopping, experimentation, and play.

Taking inspiration from photographers such as Shirin Nashat, Zanele Muholi and Vivian Maier; visiting museums and galleries and undertaking workshops in the studio and the darkroom, the group used their cameras to look at themselves and each other, as their lives progressed and changed.

The project is part of Street Level Photoworks’ Culture Collective programme.

All welcome – no need to register.

Image credit: ‘Syeda’, photograph by Morwenna Kearsley, courtesy Street Level Photoworks.