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Baseerah: Journey To Sight
25 February 2016 – 9 April 2016| Free
NORWICH | Baseerah: Journey to Sight is an exhibition by award-winning creatrix Asia Alfasi of work from her new Manga series.
Baseerah: Journey to Sight
Of a possible endless selection, pre-determined chance decrees the initial eye that opens for each new incoming soul. Some spend their whole lives content with their one eye. Others lead paths that open consecutively more.
In a polarised post apocalyptic world, where fierce racial segregation is law; Baseerah’s raw desperation grants her a chance to retrieve what’s lost. To do that, she must trade her eyesight for hope on the quest to open a Thousand Eyes.
Asia Alfasi, Comix Creatrix
Born in Libya, Asia Alfasi, moved to Scotland at the age of 7, and then to Birmingham in her teens.
Her work brings together Islamic, Libyan, British and Japanese influences.
She won the Hi8us Midlands Stripsearch competition with her character Monir in 2003.
She contributed “JinNarration” to the Mammoth Book of Best New Manga in 2007.
Her short semi-autobiographical story, “The Non-Savvy Non-Commuter“, was displayed on the walls of Piccadilly Circus tube station as part of Thin Cities, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the station’s opening, from 15 December 2006 to 31 April 2007.
She is working on a two-volume autobiographical graphic novel to be published by Bloomsbury.
Her work is currently on show as part of the Comix Creatrix exhibition at the House Of Illustration in London.
Opening Hours at the Norwich Arts Centre: Monday-Friday 1:00 to 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Admission is Free
Illustration: A detail from the cover of Baseerah: Journey To Sight by Asia Alfasi.