nowruz exhibition
Overview
Gallery
Opening Dates & Hours

As part of our Nowruz celebrations, our galleries showcase the work of a number of Iranian artists across two exhibitions!

Our Lower Gallery features the Nowruz exhibition, focussing on the historical significance of the Persian New Year. Illuminating the rich tapestry of Iranian culture, it features captivating pictorial displays. Beyond its visual appeal, the exhibition functions as a bridge, fostering cultural ties between diverse communities.

After exploring the works downstairs, step into 'Paradise' in the Upper Gallery! This exhibition is an enchanting voyage into the enduring allure and opulent legacy of the paradise garden—a venerable Iranian masterpiece that transcends cultural boundaries. Emerging during the Achaemenid period in Iran, these enclosed, formal, and symmetrical gardens serve as a testament to the meticulous design and artistic brilliance of ancient Iranian horticulturists. The term 'Paradise' traces its origins to the Persian word 'pardis,' capturing the essence of both paradise and walled gardens. The enclosed garden is not merely a physical expanse; it is a manifestation of paradise, embodying associations with bliss and perfection.

Artists for the exhibition include Babak Kazemi, Pargol E.naloo, Neda Dana-Haeri, Anahita Rezvanirad, Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh, Saadi Haeri, Mariam Tafsiri and Mehrdad Aref-Adib.

Come and meet the artists and learn more about their work on Sunday 24 March from 12pm - 4pm!

Gallery

Mehrdad Aref-Adib

Mehrdad Aref-Adib

Mehrdad Aref-Adib

Mehrdad Aref-Adib

Saadi Haeri 

Saadi Haeri

Saadi Haeri

Saadi Haeri

Neda Dana-Haeri

Neda Dana-Haeri

Neda Dana-Haeri

Neda Dana-Haeri

Anahita Rezvanirad

Anahita Rezvanirad

Mariam Tafsiri

Mariam Tafsiri

Mariam Tafsiri

Mariam Tafsiri
Opening Dates & Hours

The Nowruz Exhibitions will be on display in the Lower & Upper Galleries during gallery opening times from Wednesday 6 March to Monday 1 April 2024

The gallery is generally open:

  • Monday - Tuesday : 12pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday : 11am to 3pm
  • Thursday - Sunday : 12pm to 4pm

Please note that the gallery hours may change or the gallery may close at short notice due to private events. To avoid disappointment, please check our most up-to-date opening hours by clicking here or calling us on 020 8348 8716 the day before your visit.