Eliyah Qureshi
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Eliyah Qureshi

Creative Director | Art director | Visual ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Eliyah Qureshi

Creative Director | Art director | Visual ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Barkingside Art Club was established by Eliyah Qureshi with the sole purpose of serving the community and bringing people together. The London Borough of Redbridge required an artistic voice and as did the children of the Borough. Against this backdrop, Barkingside Art Club was established and offered a space of creative natural calm, where creatives of all ages and abilities could come together to act freely among like-minded people. Our club operates from the heart of Ilford, based on Barkingside High Street at Fullwell Cross Library. We offer workshops for children and adults alike - there is something to find for everyone. On a weekly basis we host workshops for adults and creative’s who crave a social or therapeutic retreat. Every week, an hour is dedicated to parents who raise children with Special Education Needs (SEN) and learning disabilities, delivering a clear message of inclusivity that we hope other businesses of the Borough will pay attention to. Over the past year, we have seen our community grow tenfold. Parents have found a safe space for their children to express themselves and work, developing their emotional intelligence and artistic understanding. Artists’ have found platforms through our recognised exhibitions’ and local business’s have learned to manage their stress better, therefore, improving their working performance through our workshops. We also get local business’s involved as sponsors, helping us deliver our programme to a broader audience which enables art activities to reach the wider community of Redbridge.
Projects
  • Redbridge Women's Network - (All-women Exhibition and Market 2020)
    Redbridge Women's Network - (All-women Exhibition and Market 2020)Redbridge Women Network was formed in 2019 and started with the ambition of uniting local women, creating a space where relationships can be built and opportunities shared. In the past we hosted performances from Bollywood dancing students and featured an inspiring talk with the UK’s youngest female CEO – at just ten years old! 2020 will expand on last year, featuring an exciting open-call opportunity, wonderful guest speakers, and comprehensive selection of pop-up stalls. Through this year’s e
Projects credited in
  • LUMIERE LONDON
    LUMIERE LONDONArtichoke transformed iconic buildings across King's Cross and the West End, turning the city into a noctornal delight. Supported by the Mayor of London, Lumiere London turned King’s Cross and London’s West End, including Leicester Square, Piccadilly, Regent Street, St James’s and Carnaby into a magical pedestrian playground and encouraged Londoners and tourists alike to explore the heart of the capital and view it in a new light. Attended by over one million people over four evenings, visitors experienced 30 light installations including a glowing tropical garden filled with giant plants in Leicester Square Gardens and a technicolour animation featuring the faces of some of the UK’s best-loved TV and film stars, projected onto BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly. At Oxford Circus, which was closed to traffic during the festival, people lay on their backs gazing up at 1.8 London, Janet Echelman’s beautifully illuminated aerial sculpture strung between buildings at Oxford Circus. Along Regent Street, pedestrianised for the event, crowds gathered to see Elephantastic!, a 3D, larger-than-life projected elephant stomping through the Air Street arch, while in St James’s visitors gazed at the ethereal Les Voyageurs – sculpted human forms flying high above the buildings. At Westminster Abbey, audiences stood mesmerized by The Light of the Spirit, a digital painting by French artist Patrice Warrener, who had bathed the Abbey’s West Gate in an electric riot of colour. In Carnaby, on Broadwick Street, visitors gathered around Julian Opie’s animated LED monolith – Shaida Walking. The piece has been commissioned as a permanent installation and will be illuminated during the day as well as at night. Aquarium, Benedetto Bufalino & Benoit Deseille’s iconic red telephone box filled with exotic fish at Grosvenor Square, was a firm festival favourite, drawing audiences to the leafy garden square in Mayfair. The square was also a temporary home to Elaine Buckholtz’s abstract digital painting, which uses light and music to re-imagine Van Gogh’s painting All Night Café. Hundreds of Londoners of all ages played their part in the festival: from donating a recycled plastic bottle to the glowing Plastic Islands installation by Luzinterruptus in the Trafalgar Square fountains, to appearing on film in the spectacular Circus of Light projected onto the Granary Building at King’s Cross. 500 children also took part in workshops at schools in the area to help make Joining the Dots and Litre of Light, both also at King’s Cross. The festival was made possible through founding support from Atom Bank, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Heart of London Business Alliance, London & Partners and King’s Cross, alongside other partners and sponsors, including Westminster City Council. Pictured: Keyframes, Groupe LAPS / Thomas Veyssiére, Lumiere London 2016. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.
Skills
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Art Teaching
  • Collaborations
  • Artwork Commissioning
  • Curation
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Conceptual art
  • Art Directon
  • Printmaking