Islamic Art Exhibition Opens In UK | The Arts-Muse Fair

The second edition of the Cambridge Islamic Art exhibition has opened in Cambridge, UK. Organised by the Cambridge Mosque Trust, the exhibition will run for two months starting from October 15 – December 15, 2017. All proceeds from sales of artworks go to the Cambridge Mosque Project.
Yushaa Abdullah
Nigerian Calligrapher Yushaa Abdullah is attending the exhibition and has already reported selling his first artwork for the princely sum of 2,000 British Pounds. The sold calligraphic piece entitled “On Dots Between Two Dots” is inspired by some of the beautiful names of God. The artwork is Black & red ink on hand made ahar paper with dimensions of 80 x 35 cm.
'On Dots Between Two Dots' calligraphy by Yushaa Abdullah sold for 2,000 pounds.
Yushaa Abdullah, born in Bauchi town, Nigeria is the first African trained by the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), Turkey, where he graduated in 2013 after seven years of studying  Thuluth and Naskh scripts under the tutorship of today’s great masters of Arabic calligraphy, Hasan Çelebi, Ferhat Kurlu and Davut Bektaş. 
 Yushaa received his license from the above mentioned masters and has participated at the International Art exhibition organised by IOM, Istanbul in 2012, which was his first exhibition. He has since participated in various exhibitions in Pakistan, Kuwait, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and the United States.
The Cambridge Islamic Art was founded in 2011 by a small team of dedicated volunteers to help raise funds and awareness of the proposed purpose-built eco-mosque in Cambridge, UK.
The team then reached out to several eminent Islamic artists around the world asking for donations of their artwork that could be sold to fundraise for this groundbreaking project.

The Cambridge Islamic Art’s first international online sale was launched in 2015, featuring 24 pieces of artwork from some of the world’s most prestigious practitioners of Islamic calligraphy, woodwork, ceramics, illumination, glassware and stone carving. The artists included grand master Hasan Çelebi (Turkey), Fuad Kouichi Honda (Japan), Haji Noor Deen (China), Raeda Ashour (Saudi Arabia), Nuria Garcia Masip (Spain), Rasheed Butt (Pakistan), Ayesha Gamiet (UK) and others. 
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Cambridge Mosque Trust